I'm reminded of Irontower Studio. I waited almost 13 years for Age of Decadence to be released. The game was continuously being postponed because the developers were amateur, perfectionist people who kept retooling the game until their development cycle was in danger of reaching 15+ years of development time. These guys became something of a joke in the RPG community. They've endured 8-9 years of nonstop criticism. But for the most part the support remained strong because there was actually signs of the game being worked on. The game was eventually released and sold well enough for the developers to continue patching and improving the game. They're now working on small dungeon crawl project.
Waiting for AoD tested my patience. Just like Year 2 is testing it now. But I was able to wait for almost 15 years for AoD. I can wait 2-3 more years.
My only gripe with BCS is that it takes them a very, very long time to release patches. DLC 16 took awhile to get released and it broke the game because no one was paying attention while packaging it for release. The Team shrugged their shoulders and said wait till DLC 17 for a fix. It's been 2 years now since then.
I'm worried how the Steam community is going to take being told to wait 2-3 years for a patch. That's... Not going to endear you guys to the Steam community. We're all rather patient here in the BCS forums. The Steam community, on the other hand, has zero tolerance for this kind of situations.
If DLC 17 does release with some issues... I'm hoping you guys are quick to patch the game... Otherwise... You're all just wasting your opportunity being on Steam.