So as I noted in another post, I played a little bit of GSB last night, and ran into some crashes. This was a little frustrating, but at the same time, it was ok because I know this game is still very much in Beta.
The neat thing was that when I went to the forums, the main developer was there, talking through the issue with the community trying to find the culprit, and when enough data from the community reached a likely fix, the dev was right there to fix it, and deploy a patch.
I see now why he was so keen on getting folks who pre-ordered the game in on the beta, and not make it super open. It means those folks who really and truly care about the game, and its well-being are involved. Not just folks who want a free demo.