Ever since the dawn of gaming's profitability there has been grandstanding and overselling. They try to tell us how call of duty has evolved while they await our preorders for the identical next entry. Madden will boast some kind of new rag-doll or something without ever changing, cha ching on release day. Sean Murray wanted to make a game that he failed to make, and yeah his late-game optimism was shitty and misleading, but we should be used to that. I'm not saying that the existence of shitty misleading boasts makes them okay, but we need to have thicker skin.
When it comes down to it, no matter what was promised, no matter what the marketing, the games we buy exist and need to be evaluated on their own merit. I had about 20 fucking phenomenal hours with no mans sky, exploring and relaxing, and I stopped in hopes of the updates they've referenced. I got 5x the playtime of an Abzu or a Journey, for 5x the price, and am totally okay with that.
Corporate evil is an obvious and uninteresting evil to "expose" by deriding a simple game. I for one enjoyed the game immensely before its limitations became too much, and hope for many updates and improvements (until i can afford a PC upgrade for some Star Citizen action!)