Perhaps is language barrier that create illusion of lack of thought, also intelligence is relative to situation so for me avoid questioning intelligence of another. For example what use is rocket scientist when surviving in jungle or desert, local people may not know math but can survive and have knowledge critical for situation/survival. To be fair to yourself though he did start the negative slant with dismissing previous posts .
Here i agree with what you say, should be more input from dev team and what future of game should/will be as move on past release.
From player viewpoint appears perhaps dev team sick of time spent on Naval Action or out of resources to continue to advance game without income. Possible is reason for rushed release to gather more players and sell more DLC but devs i agree should be clear on position. Another possibility is that release and sales post release will seal fate and longevity of game overall, and so isn't mentioned due to this as people would not buy game that is on life support.
One thing i would suggest is that we all stop bickering on forum, is open window to future potential playerbase to view situation before buying (not pointed at wraith but everyone from polarized positions). Perhaps is part of issue of player retention and new sales of game, can be percieved as being toxic as text lacks context and meant joke can be seen as much darker depending on readers position/perspective.
I to was sad to find promises broken, but makes sense for wipe especially on PvP server (I also 90% sure devs said once no DLC for example). If I thought was a "battle" worth fighting i would also post and question devs, but decision been made and perhaps reasons are financial based to try hold new players joining on release (if there are any i am realist).
Perhaps what all can agree on is Naval Action has something other games do not and is why we play whether Elite player/group or food for others. We should maybe focus on great things about NA (combat mechanics for example) and put aside other issues until release done and results of all realised by devs.
Would be great pity for current players to be part of downfall of game, and we should all think more before posting (myself also - everyone) .