I think you're a little obsessed over the game pacov =P I loved the game as much as anyone.
Stardock promised tournaments. Stardock promised the 2 Demigods like 2 months after release. Stardock promised maps. Stardock constantly complained about how expensive content is. Frogboy ragequit the forums because of trolling. Everything about Demigod was a disaster in terms of its launch and support. The shell was there, but o and Scathis left GPG and GPG went through tough times. Every cent that would be spent on supporting Demigod 1 should be put towards Demigod 2.
I love the Stardock crew but man Elemental marks 2 disasters in a row. Things need to be shaken up.
Just a quick word on this - first, intentions != promises. I forwarded to the community what GPG's intentions were with the game. They intended Demigod to be a DOTA type, competitive game. But things happened. Scathis left GPG and so did Mike Marr.
While I can control what happens with Elemental, I can't control what happens with Demigod other than to continue dialog with Chris to see what is and isn't possible to do.
I did decrease my presence on the Demigod forums because, frankly, I got tired of taking a beating on things that I have no control over. You can only shoot the messenger so many times. Look at your own posts, it's "Stardock this" and "Stardock that" as if Stardock made the game. Those of you who have been around should know better.
Stardock got involved at the tail end (i.e. 5+ months prior to shipping) of Demigod's multi-year development. We did everything we possibly could for the game. We did far far more than was ever contemplated by our publishing agreement on Demigod to help it. I even offered to have Stardock take over development support on the game at one point (i.e. bring its ongoing development in house).
It is a good game. It's still, IMO, the best LAN party game I know of and it's fun. But at the end of the day, it's GPG's game.
We'll happily release any updates GPG is willing to make to Demigod.