I agree with you, there, Romeo. Plus, I pre-ordered back when the Canadian dollar was a lot stronger than it is now, so in a way I saved money, kind of. I've thrown away more money on lots worse, too, even if it did see release (Hi, Civilization V! How you doin', Darkstar?).
Lars, I have immense respect for you because you're honest, approachable, transparent, dedicated, and actually capable of releasing a game. You've proven you can do it once, and intelligently inch toward a sequel, and that's good enough for me.
Now, please excuse me while I get back to being patient. I, uh, also have my own coding to do..