I am not into discussing whether if the devs are ambition enough or not... Will completely avoid arguing on this matter.. but Kwok, I think you should really stop drinking alcohol (like u say) and start to think more progressively.
Even though I agree with most of what u said.. yet, I guess I have to comment on these following 2 lines:-
But when it comes to players putting the money where their mouth is they are cowards.
I could probably guess what u mean here.. and I have to disagree with u... As I believe that those who spend their money out of their own will (in any way) for the sake of this mod, although it's free.. as they don't really have to do that; Are in fact true conservative players. As they gain nothing really in return! Keeping in mind that those who receive the money on the other hand, can always choose not to receive it.
I wouldn't say those people are any "cowards" to be honest...
The only thing the devs are guilty of are pandering to the loudest whiners and trying too hard to please everyone instead of sticking to their own core values.
Don't get me wrong though, but devs efforts are indeed always appreciated. No doubt! They are doing too much work for sure... As I believe they are also doing their best to please everyone, which is not a bad thing after all. But who exactly are those you labeling as "loudest whiners" ? Would u consider yourself being one of them if u ever propose an idea and then the devs would implement it?! The new FoW system was one of your ideas, or am I mistaking?
They are not "pandering" to anyone.. and there is absolutely nothing that would force them to do so at all. As they are just trying to please everybody, which is "again" a very good thing!
I have to say that removing the V1 was a very good decision btw.