I've got to wonder, out of plain old curiosity more than anything else, how much of this "I don't really care if there are some bugs" attitude is because everyone just wants to play the game so much or a true feeling.
I have a feeling that if the game were released and it wasn't near perfect the backlash would be pretty intense. Especially if it's pushed back into 2011 at all.
There doesn't seem to be a clear division between people. Some want the game out yesterday, even if all they got was what we see in the alpha. Some want to wait a little while and see some improvement but will pick up pitch-forks and riot if it's not out before the year is done. Others "don't care" how long the game takes to come out as long as the quality reflects the wait.
Yes ideally we all want the best of everything. We all want the game to be close to perfect in time for it's 2010 release date. Let's cross our fingers and hope. Maybe E3 will have some good news for us. How long away is that?
anxiety like fathers waiting outside the delivery room. everyone handles it differently, of course.
some of us understand that MMOs are living, breathing works of art and they continue to be developed as works in progress throughout their lifespan. which is why some people don't care if it has some bugs because those will be fixed, they just really want to get into the game already.
some of us couldn't bear to find a blemish on our holy virgin, and wait with baited breath hanging on the doorknob of her boudoir while she applies lipstick and rouge. it's SE's prerogative to release a product they're comfortable with showing.
and of course, some of us want it both ways because the internets is childish like that. microwaves are too slow, and they want a perfect confection under a silver dome when they open the door.
i like hearing about the game of course, but one thing i couldn't care less to hear more of is speculation about the release date. it's like christmas: it will come when it will come, and all your hand wringing won't reorder the calender. spare yourselves the stress, and just accept that time will pass and the moment of release is inevitable. it's ever so much more reassuring to know that it will
come than to guess at when.