Here's the deal for those who are angry about the game:
1. If you pre-ordered, you were buying an unfinished version of the game, with the anticipation it will be completed sometime in the future. Unfortunately, that day wasn't August 24. Wish it was, but it wasn't. Still, it's the same deal, nothing has changed for those who pre-ordered or played in the beta. We continue to wait for the more "final" version of the game and we can use this time to discuss what might make it better. What we have now has plenty of strengths as it stands.
2. If you didn't pre-order, the PC Gamer warning could easily be found by checking this site practically on the day of release, and 1UP review was up pretty fast on Metacritic, and the GameSpot review should have sealed your decision. If $50 means a lot to you and you spent it without being very informed, well, live and learn. This is a cheap lesson on researching your purchases. And hey, guess what, if you don't like it you can return it for a 75% refund--if it isn't working on your machine you get 100%. I've bought plenty of games that were well-reviewed but sucked balls from places where there was 0% refund policy in either case, so Stardock is offering you a pretty cherry deal.
Either way, given Stardock's acknowledgment there are problems here and its committment to fixing them, I see no reason anybody has in either group to be very upset. Disappointed maybe, but also hopeful for a better future.