The point being is that Rebellion wouldn't even exist right now if it wasn't for a Mod.
Well, there is something to be learned from this.
What was happening on the forums then was a lot of MP "pro-players" saying how they had waited forever for balance fixes and resolving desyncs and they were "giving up on it". A lot of angry postings and pretty much just like we've been hearing from the 1-1.5% player base who feel they are the ones to proclaim whether Sins is dead or fixed or screwed or whatever.
Sounded just like what's going on now.
One person at the start decided to do something about it--Major Stress took a ton of time and effort to see how he could tweak the game with a mod to improve performance. Around the sdame time, Stardock started getting rid of some of the really bad desyncs--all while the "you guys suck" posts were spammed daily by the pros.
What Major Stress did beyond the mod though is he said, "I love this game, it's worth working on and being patient for" and he kept a POSITIVE beat talking about how to improve rather than griping and tearing it down. He didn't ignore issues or whitewash them he just decided to see if he could make it better.
Never swore, never called anyone on teh dev team an idiot or moron or worse and never wasted posts whining, venting or ranting.
Because of that attitude--not just the work, things changed.
If I owned Ironclad and had to read the dren that's posted up here daily, I'd put out a "My Little Pony" RP game just to piss off people for the crap they gave.
The fact that they haven't tells me that they probably value the players who really love the game enough to keep working on it. I sure as heck know they aren't doing it for the pissed off people.
You can actually point to things that need change constructively and get a lot better response. How long would you put up with your attitude if it was directed at you and your work?
Stick around, one way or the other the fixes will get in. In fact, if you get hold of modders and tell them what you'd like I bet someone will put it together for you even if Stardock can't get around to it as fast as you want.