I think you guys made a mistake in the email.
Star Control prototype builds and tools [Winter 2016] - shouldn't it be Winter 2015?
I'm guessing here, but 2016 starts with winter. I hope they are meaning Jan/Feb 2016 and for some reason didn't say 1Q2016.
@Stardock - I tried to access http://forums.starcontrol.com/forum/1145 just now from work and it says filtered for Sex too. Any progress on getting that changed? Not to sound like a slacker, but I'm going to have more time to read and write from work (as a father of little twin boys) than I will from home most days, so I'm hoping it's accessible from there, like Stardock is.
Got my survey last week and bought founders edition last night. I am SO excited!!! I saw Brad write on Reddit that he was expecting about 250 people to sign up in the first wave, and couldn't wait to be a part of that.
The price is not a big deal at all. I'm buying out the rest of Star Control at one go, and get to name planets, and help test and have input on the game?!?! Yes please!!!