The game's scope has expanded beyond just dog fighting, and it made that expansion years ago. None of the people that are giving him money just want a dog fighting sim. They want racing, they want FPS, they want dog fighting, they want exploration, they want a single player campaign. And they want it wrapped into a nice package. Instead of just going into hiding and making all that behind the scenes, he opened the development for the entire community of people who donated/pledged to watch. He released modules as they were completed and allowed backers to not only play them but influence the future of them. I don't see how that's a crime. And honestly, for the most part, the backers of the game are pleased with how he's handling it. The only people that seem to cry about it are people that have no financial stake in the game. Every time Star Citizen gets brought up on Guru3D there are always random people, who clearly didn't pledge at any point, that come in and just spew streams of garbage all over the thread. On the flipside you have people that have donated/subscribed/pledged who are clearly happy with the game, even in it's current state -- as evident from quite a few of them in this thread. They are adults and they are capable of making intelligent/responsible decisions with their money. Like I said, I don't know if the game will ever be completed or be a financial success or ever accomplish what it set out to do. But it's pretty clear that Chris Roberts is working on it. The money didn't go to waste, it didn't just close up and the entire project get scraped. It's clearly being developed, they are clearly hiring top talent (like Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill) and they are clearly developing and releasing modules.