Come on now, don't ignore me. These are solid ideas and from the posts on these forums, it should be evident you have a loyal, steady fanbase who loves this series and only wants to see some effort in it or maybe have their voices heard.
Look at the models of Wasteland 2, Shadowrun, and the very community involved Project Zomboid. The fans are making the game better and better, and the more involvement they have, the more money the seem to get for it. I'm not trying to give armchair hack business advice, but I just think more community involvement and encouraging it more during the development phase would be a great asset.
Really, you have a fanbase that would love to see this game reach the potential many of us see for it. Let us help, we'll wait for patches, DLC and the like, and spread the word in the meantime. As a political junkie, strat-game junkie, and all around nerd about statistics, qualifiers, and whatnot, this series is really for me. But, you could do more. We could do more and we should do more.
Jay Vaughn 2012!