As you say, Chris Roberts of the Pikachu clan.How about what people do with their own money is on them and you mind your own business? Thousands of people don't see this as a scam, because they haven't done anything that would indicate that it were so. They release ships that people willingly spend their own money on in anticipation of the release. Think of that shit as a pretty expensive MTX strategy that helps continue development and they don't have to be in debt to some faceless organization who dictates when they release and what they should change to fit the market - e.g. look at EA, and Activision and the developers of those publishers catering to mentally ill people because they're under the delusion it will make them more money.