I DO know that you don't have to worry when a real patch comes in... the boards light up like Christmas. I apologize if I have been an offense.
First, kudos for apologizing. That's nice to see on a board.
Second, ut appears you have to use Impulse for the (official) new patch. Meaning, you don't have to search through boards, the update will show up on Impulse (as it would have in SC, but amyway). So, keep that in mind. Impulse is your friend.
Back to the original topic. I for one am glad to see the install bug is fixed with ToA in Impulse (even though I had to reinstall it). On both of my computers I had to dig up the launcher, which is fine, but somewhat unprofessional.
Secondly, the research "bug" is midly annoying on my end, but nowhere near as annoying as the random crashes I get on a fairly regular basis. I never had GalCiv crash before, but ToA does it fairly frequently.
Anyway, I am patiently awaiting the patch. Sure, ToA is pretty buggy compared to Stardock's previous releases, but it isn't a reason to write them off as a company. If you want to think "your" small(er) gaming company is fading, you will find reasons.