I have played this game for 1110 hrs on steam’s record, but I don’t think it’s wrong that someone left a negative review for it even he/she mostly like the game. A game deserves both positive and negative reviews from its players. And sometimes, the more you love it, the more disappointment you will get from it.
That’s pretty much what it is. I love this game, and am sorely disappointed. The dev’s disconnect definitely didn’t help. You’ve been around for about as long as me if not longer. I’m only behind you in playtime by about 50 hours.