@solidmack - thanks for the more balanced feedback.
The more of these boards I read the more I have started to suspect that there is a bit of trolling going on!
Well what you need to take into consideration is that people tend to draw more attention to themselves and whatever situation when they complain, or just generally act stupidly. And it seems to be human nature to draw assumptions from all this negative attention. You see it everywhere.
On the news, all the terrible crimes -- murder and rape -- get so much attention that people think "the worlds going to **** in a handbasket!" How many murderers/rapists are there compared to normal, good people. This is the reason I don't even watch the news anymore.
In retail or other service industries, all of the f!#&tard customers get all the attention and stay in the employees memories way more than just your average shopper, which is by far the majority. The ratio of customer complaints vs neutral/great experiences must be 10:1. But again, people only tend to draw attention when they're ********* How many people come and go into any particular store/restaruant/etc who had a good or great experience but said nothing about it? I'd say 10:1 vs bad experiences.
All this brings me to my point. On the beta forums, all the ******** makes up so many posts/threads about their gripes, it's hard not to imagine the game must be totally screwed up. So few people tend to take the time out to draw attention to their positive experiences.
Yes, beta has it's problems and yes, there will probably be aspects of the game that **** a lot of people off. You can't please everyone, and the ******** will always draw the most attention. Tough luck. The sky wont fall and the game wont fail and guess what? Saying otherwise doesn't make you a fanboy or an apologist. But hey, some folks seem to think that calling people so makes them look pretty cool huh? The only thing that matters is how you personally feel about the game. Don't let others gripes influence how you feel about anything.
I am having fun in the Beta. As much as one can I suppose for a platform that is meant to weed out bugs, and gauge testers feedback/adjust accordingly.
PS: The Beta forums are a f'ing nightmarish pit of stupidity and trolling. Avoid them at all costs and save your own sanity.