@ManicManiac To you it may not matter, but to many others it does. And I agree TLD is a wonderful experience, but the wait can get grueling and that in turn can cause many to give up on the Game. In fact due to the issues with the wait and things promised but never given, many people probably see that and don't even buy the Game which is sad. And you are right it's about player choice, but at the same time it's not a smart move in the long run to keep fans waiting. I mean I personally try to be really patient, but when months turn into years, and years turns into a lustrum, and a lustrum to a decade, etc... you get it... eventually people get tired of waiting. It's only natural to be like okay... where is the Episodes etc.?
I have stuck with the Game since 2016ish, and I have been pretty patient throughout but even I have trouble going back to it. I been mostly playing other RPG Games etc.
You are talking to someone who had the HUGEST dark tented Rose Colored Glasses on, I never wanted those Glasses to fade, but they are pretty much clear now... in fact I would say they fell off a while back. I still try to encourage patience, but at the same time I don't want to be hypocritical considering I stopped playing the Game around the Steadfast Ranger Update. There really isn't enough substantial DLC or Updates to keep me going at this point, I do kind of get bored very easily. I think if the Story Mode was complete, and there was more Wildlife to Hunt, that would definitely pique my interest and keep me engaged as I am BIG into RPG (story based) Games.
PS. I hope this post does not offend anyone, I just felt like it needed to be said. -- I do try to be understanding and give the Team leniency, but I personally can't help but to feel the way I feel.