I didn't miss the point.You have missed the point about Eve completely. You even compared development times for projects that are vastly different. I was using the example of how things have to update over time regardless of when it is released.
Underestimated, overdue projects are not scams. You still fail to grasp this.
If you don't want to fund a dream game, then get lost and stop complaining. Oh but when it is done one day (before cold fusion is ready), then you'll want to have the right to participate.
You are NOT in the meetings in CIG, you do NOT have the full perspective. You sit on the sidelines like other Youtubers and moan instead of help. You take other people's perspectives as fact as well - I would not be surprised if you believe every conspiracy theory out there as well.
Coders are coding on that project every day. The more complex, the more unforeseen issues will come up.
You compared a game that is in development hell to one that launched and got updates over the years. These two completely different things that, ironically, better expose your problem in comprehending why people call SC a scam.
Why would I need to meet CIG? That's irrelevant when we already have a complete picture of the state the game is in right now. Even if they miraculously complete all of the "modules" they are working on in the next 5 years, it will take even longer to interconnect them and make them function as a complete package. But we all know 5 years is a pipe dream.
CIG is now forced to make a ton of money otherwise it will not last another 5 years and thus the scam nature of their monetisation. they have to work on things they can sell constantly. It's also why they are getting even further behind with development. If Eve devs tried to do this they would be crucified by the players, but you revel in this.