I'd love to have faith in my support of Elite: Dangerous (the original was one of my childhood favorite games)...but Mr. Braben doesn't exactly have the best track record.
I'm still pretty annoyed by his decision to take the project public (i.e., sale of stocks) after getting the kickstarter funded.
Have to agree with you, i was also surprised, and don't like the decission either.
I also liked and played far more Elite that i did like and played Wing Commander. Still, fortunately for Elite i only expect a far improved up to date version of Elite, not much new gameplay mechanics. Just a clasical open world space simulator.
With Star Citizen, with so much hype, i must admit that i excpect a LOT more, with the exception of almost an endless quantity of star systems.