Of course the game itself is having to conquer technical challenges never before attempted. This takes time, effort, energy, and money. After Gamescom I was sorely tempted to purchase yet another ship in support of development although I think they are quite well funded already. Throwing money is how we express our enthusiasm, I guess.
I do have a criticism. I was underwhelmed at their character animations. They were very marionette-like. After watching so many developer videos I was expecting smooth flowing animations. Instead there were sharp whole-body pivots. All made worse by first person views that jerk, adding to the stuttery feeling. I was expecting something more impressive.
They have invested so much effort in developing facial animation that the more important body movement aspect has taken a backseat, it seems. I would be happier with good body motion and quieter faces than the other way around.
Anyway, still a great, vast, and expansive game. Still going to be the BDSSE. The characters can improve over time. The play itself is light years ahead of everything out there.
I doubt I'll be able to survive CitizenCon in October without coughing up more money. Sigh.