Yeah, no hostility. But how many people go to a specific game's forums? The place to reach the players is here.
I just think people are missing the part of the article where it says the game is slated to be a trilogy. Safe to say the developer is already at work on part 2, but maybe with a lot of the groundwork already laid, they have the luxury of making improvements to the first. I think it bodes well for the quality of Hydrophobia 2 that they're so responsive. AND they haven't just abandoned the first game either...The overall quality of the trilogy will be the same.