Imagine that I said: "Spending time playing this game for playtesting after paying 30$ is a honor, although currently there are people who don't have the money needed to buy their food".
Or that I said: "Spending time playing this game for playtesting after paying 30$ is a honor, although in this moment people are dieing in real wars in other parts of the world".
Or finally: "Spending time playing this game for playtesting after paying 30$ is a honor, even though there are many terminally ill people currently, who certainly cannot spend their time this way".
I read my post and your response (the quote above) to several people for objective feedback (most of whom don't even play Sins) and they laughed. From the outside looking in, your response looks pretty strange, but I actually ended up defending you because I understand where you're coming from. One person I talked to suggested I respond with, "Dude, you're an idiot. I just like the game." But I don't see you as an idiot. I see you as someone who cares about the world and has a strong opinion of honor. That's awesome. I too care about the world and share that strong opinion - especially when it comes to respect and loyalty.
I once met the author, Terry Brooks, who I have a lot of respect for and I told him that it was an honor to meet him. There have been other times I've used that phrase to describe something that I'm especially thankful for. However, if it helps, substitute the word "honor" in my post with the word "priviledge" and you will read my message as it was meant to be read.
I've seen this happen on other forums. One person says something that offends or elicits criticsm and it turns into a pretty heated discussion, more people jump in, it gets worse, and the spirit of the original message is lost. I have no issue with you and I'm sorry that how I worded my feelings about this beta came across wrong. I'm going to return us to the topic and if you still have concerns with me then I'd be happy to talk to you about those concerns privately. Just send me a message.
It may as well be a wonderful way of saying, "you're a troll, but oh well".
Not true, but the response is sensible enough nonetheless, not because of the praise (true or false), which is unimportant, nor because of your looking for objective opinions, which would be wonderful if they existed but are not of this world, but because the meaning somehow passed. Actually, there's no reason to feel sorry (truly or not) about how you worded your original post, because the criticism was not intended to make you feel sorry, it was intended to say that:
1) people who don't like the fact that vasari are not yet in the game are expressing their opinion, to which they have right.
2) you won't encourage them not to do so citing "honor" because honor has nothing to do with testing games.
As for the general reaction, I have learned one thing in life: the more people think something, the more it is likely to be false. Which, besides, is a statistical truth every first year university student of any course where there is statistics might tell, if he is just a bit smart.