Its not that its delayed that pisses me off, its that they are keeping so goddamn quiet... honestly, no disrespect, but its a load of crap the way they are keeping quiet. Splurge a bit on some college english grad to come write some updates once a week or even once a fortnight for $20 an hour and KEEP THEIR GODDAMN COMMUNITY (and, lets face it) THE PEOPLE WHO PAY THEIR BILLS INTERESTED!!!!!
And now the downside of game development shows itself.
Maybe they are quiet because they don't have much to say other then they are working on it. That gets boring to hear after a while so we may just have to show a little patience.
You have to look at stardock as a whole if you want better insight into what projects are in the works.
Just a couple of recap of (somewhat) recent events.
Demigod was released early (VERY BAD for a new game) only to not have the online gamplay available. Stardock then had to do damage control in order to avoid losing a gaming comunity before it was even formed. It took weeks if not months to hammer out all the bugs involved with it.
Frogboy himself posted (in detail) the events and made an effort to explain what happened.
Several devs took some much needed vacations (Frogboy included).
Work on Elemental for a summer 2009 release.
Thats just 3 things I could rattle off the top of my head. There is much more of course but I havent been active in the forums as much as others.
If the devs say they are working on it then they are working on it.
As for previews, what are you expecting to see?
Thats a very good question for the devs, they don't want to put in crap you allready know about or a screenshot that can't do justice to thier work. they could give you a vid of gameplay, but if it is unfinished or unpolished it will only make them look like jackasses. They could also have had something in the works only to have it dropped for unbalancing issues or whatever reason and don't want it to show in previews only to not be there when the content is released.
Game devs can have hard and almost thankless jobs. And right now I bet they are feeling it.