I went in too to check things out and all I can say is: get yourself to steam forums and set the record straight!
If I would have dropped off at the point of the failed CloD release I might be one of the mob out there. And being upset like the others because of:
1) CloD was bad so this must be bad too!
2) It's not cheap and has DLC even before release == Pure Evil!
What I try to emphasize out there is that this is totally new development that has already produced a great piece of software which one can check out from il-2 forums and youtube. And that paid DLCs have been the the business model since day 1 and perhaps the only viable one to builld a sustainable high quality sim these days.
There will always be trolls and there is no reason to feed them, but Steam is such massive channel for potential new players that an effort makes sense. There aren't too many good and healty WW2 sims around these days
Edited by whatnot, 15 August 2014 - 17:30.