I'll just ignore the one rude person. From the rest of the comments I can see that this community is mainly populated by cool peeps. Sorry about my rant but I will try to explain where I was coming from.
Up until about 2 weeks ago I had not played sins since the original game which I had bought on disk of the shelf at target. That version of the game did not require the use of Steam nor did it have automatic update (at least if it did it did not have it turned on by default). A couple of weeks ago a co-worker told me about all the new stuff in Rebellion and also showed me the star trek mod for the game.
My plan was to plan Rebellion as is until I got bored and then get the star trek mod as I'm a big star trek fan.
So I purchase and download the game directly from this site....install it...try to launch and play it. First disappointment, it won't run because I don't have a Steam account. Ok, so I go and create a Steam account, install steam...set up my Sins Rebellion within Steam....Second disappointment, Steam is to stupid to see that I already downloaded and install the game so it had to download and install it AGAIN.
After finally getting everything set up so I can actually play the game I spend about a week and a half playing tiny maps with each race and each faction so that I can decide which one I like playing the most. And since I was excited about playing this new game, it never crossed my mind that I should spend my time outside of the game reading the forums to see if the devs did anything stupid like turn on automatic updates by default if it was going to break saved games.
So I am in the middle of a vast map that is turning out to be an awesome and really fun game and on the fourth day of playing that game...BOOM...automatic update, and I lose the game I was in. Now some of you may be used to including forum time in your gaming experience. But for people who are just interested in playing single player that is not the case. I only came to this forum looking for information on something that I thought was a bug. At no time during installation was I notified about the automatic updates or given the option to turn them off.
So I start another game...spend hours building up and upgrading...then I'm ready to begin my assault and I find out that every reason that I chose VS rebels to play with have now been removed as a game play option. So now I am back to where I was on the first day I got the game and have to figure out which race I want to play with now as it feels like the VS Rebels had all their weapons taken away and replaced with teddy bears and when playing them my mission is to spread hearts and rainbows through the galaxy.
Overall my point is that the devs seems to have set up this game only thinking about the people who play multiplayer and completely ignored the single players who just want to play the game. Something I really think needs to be addressed.