its also a funny truth to it, the fact people go out of their way to vote against it, especialy those who have never played it(and most who vote for it, did in fact never play it, and i guarentee most people voting for it are wow players, aion players, and other mmo players in general) its because they are still afraid of losing friends/guildies and such to the new game on the block.
Do you really think, that at this point, this game is even on the radar of other developers or for that matter their communities? If I was a developer perhaps I would have paid attention a year ago, but at this point I would have written this game off as far a competition I would have to worry about, at least for the time being until they fix things.
I think this is one of those Occam's Razor (the simplest explanation is probably the correct one) sort of things. Which seams more plausible, an army of haters bent on voting down this game because they are scared of it's potential to effect whatever game they play; or that the thousand of people who were hoping this game would be great ended up disappointed and voted as such.
p.s. perhaps it's on the radar of developers as what to avoid doing when you launch your game. Edited, Dec 15th 2010 4:12pm by Thegorgatron