I think that the majority of people playing this game would agree with most of what you have said. Personally I'm not a fan of an Empyrion 2. I play/watch Minecraft & 7D2D quite a bit. They did not do a version 2 of their game, they saw that the current setup of their game was limiting it, so they changed the original game. Also they are more in touch with their community. They let you know what they are working on and let you vote on future changes. I haven't played Empyrion for a bit now, I went back to playing Minecraft.