Frogboy, you sound in spirit much like me in that I do not hold back in my postings which has lead to many 'situations' where I was made out to be the bad guy for something said under stress, or taken out of context sounded much worse than was intended. On the whole though I applaud you on your leadership in how you are playing catch up on Elemental. I raspberry you however on the fact that Elemental was terribly flawed on release, and even if the retailers had not jumped the gun, the out of the box version would have been received in a negative light. I have not played in days because I can no longer force myself to suffer a game that is lacking access to its full potential. What I had envisioned, through the media available to view prior to release, is still not the program I have bought. I anxiously await the fixes to be released from now till late fall. I hope by Xmas I will finally have the game I was expecting.
I hope you accept this in the friendly light in which I wrote it. Folks who lay it on the line and have little fear of reprisals tend to suffer more blind spots than others. I know this pain well.
PS Please release a new and improved Manual to the game, and update the video tutorials. Neither seem to do any justice to the game, and I expect will be even less informative once the fixes are in.