I don't see why this matters when in the end I'm getting the project I wanted? People take risks with money all the time - I've said earlier in this thread, I've bought games that I played far less than Starcitizen for more than $40. There was some length of time that I thought to myself, well I put $40 into Starcitizen and the game seems to be going nowhere - guess I lost my $40, no big deal. But then 3.0 came out, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and little by little they started adding a bunch of features and promises - suddenly something took shape that I actually wanted to play and sink dozens of hours into. Looking back, was there "risky" period? Sure. But at most I was risking $40. I've spent way, way more on way shittier investments in entertainment that I lost totally out on. During that time period I couldn't careless that Chris risked none of his money - not once did I even think about it because who does? When you buy an EA game do you find yourself wondering how the game got funded? How much collateral EA had to put up to secure funding from the bank? Do you think the owners of EA are sitting there taking financial risks with their own money? I don't. I've never had for any game, indie to AAA titles. I feel like you come into these threads trying to get owners of this game outraged and I'm not convinced anyone cares. Maybe there are/were a handful of people, for a while you could actually submit for a refund and they were giving them out, but the vast majority of people don't care. And the people that don't own the game probably weren't going to buy it anyway, but I doubt like Chris Roberts not putting his own money is the reason why.