See, Lucas...this is why people point and laugh at your core group of diehards.
Atari isn't a charitable organization, and they aren't my kid struggling with math. They're a company that's taken people's money, and are looking to earn more. They don't get credit for trying hard. There are no participation ribbons.
They aren't doing this as a favor that anyone should be thankful for. They're a business. They aren't making a product for people to enjoy, they're making a product for people to purchase. To a rational, fully functioning adult, it doesn't matter how hard they're trying. All that should matter is the product, or lack thereof. Progress, or lack thereof. Communication, or lack thereof. A clearly defined market and path to success and support in such, or lack thereof. An image of honesty and integrity, or lack thereof.
That you few can't seem to grasp this, or why even the Indiegogo page has turned into complaints, is why the zealots have been the butt of jokes since the beginning.