Ok, first of all, I think Yoshi-P is doing a very good job at communicating with the playerbase. That is incredibly important. Part of that work is listening to us about what we think would make a great game, HOWEVER I really really really worry about them deciding everything by poll.
Democracy is great, but if I had a heart attack on a plane and I had the choice between people holding a vote about what the best way to treat me was and then doing that, or letting the only doctor on board decide, I would rather have the expert make the decision.
In some ways, I feel the same about letting the playerbase decide everything about this game, versus letting the developers to do their work. This game is seriously ill, and I am not sure the passengers on the plane know the best way to heal it.
Honestly, I'm hopeful that at the very least it will be more of a blend... and I hope that the developers will consider minority opinions in their decision-making too.
I have a lot of experience with the limitations caused by letting polling dictate your positions, and generally, it has caused nothing but messes from my perspective.
That said, I've still got my crysta, and I will eventually give this game another chance.
I just wonder if anyone out there has the same reservations I do about deciding everything by poll.