From what I read SN was used a lot by different Kickstarters and also with a lot of positive transactions.
Calling Cryptozoid lazy or saying they did not care seems like an overreaction of anger when they could have just heard the positive reactions from others.
I dunno, there is a lot of anger in your words and you make it sound as if the company deliberately wants to make the worst product possible, and that goes a bit to far imo. I see evidence of them learning from their few mistakes and since I see a lot of love and care going into their work that goes a long way.
And there seems to be a lot of "I want to overlook all flaws and only see the positive things!" in your words just as in your defense of ATC. Yes, the movie wasn't terrible, but it was still far away from great! Same with the game. In both cases mistakes were made and I'm not afraid to call the makers of them out on it while you seem to go go into complete "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil"-mode!
As I see it, they do want to make a good game, but have no idea how to lead a company and how to deal with people!
Sometimes there are things you have to sacrifice because of the scale of the game pieces. They're about as detailed as the pieces you'd find in a standard family board game.
I have four words for you: Cool Mini Or Not! Their games are in the same scale, cost about the same price and are far more detailed than anything I've seen from Cryptozoic up till now! We're not going by family board game standards here. If something is in the same price range as miniature games, we judge them by the standards of miniature games!