the reason why scaven is not talking to the community as much as before seem to be that he does not like to get more questions or more rants whenever he says something, because this is then slowing his work and leaving a bad feeling for him.
but the ongoing communication was THE special bit what made this game so special and different to most other games and sims - and it was the beautiful part of being a member of this community that kept so many people supporting the devs.
so please scaven, even if you don´t want that active communication with the members of our fantasic racing enthusiasts comunity anymore, release some status update or statement to show something and YOUR respect for us to read only! then you do not have to bother with all the replies, rants or questions that arise from that statement. just read what you like and release another statement some time later. and don´t be so sensitive either, the forums all over the internet do have the habit that there are more rants than people saying that something is good - that is just the nature of the people, but there are still always more people silently happy than the number of people that complain!!! so get your view on that right and do not let you be so annoyed with those few complaints!
also please let us help you if you have problems with something - there are so many talented people out there able to do any task you are stuck with at the moment. yes, we know since you developed the whole game virtually on your own that might be a problem due to non standard code, but even then you could ask for suggestions or simply hand out time consuming tasks to other people.
why the interiors and rockingham raceway could not be released is beyond anything i can understand, because they have absolutely nothing to do with the new physics of which i understand that they are a very different and complex issue that takes a lot of time to complete on the high standard you aim for.
but remember your first and foremost goal you wanted to realize when you started programing this sim: you wanted to make the best racing simulator in the world COVERING ALL VEHICLE CLASSES AND RACING CIRCUITS OF ALL DIFFERENT KINDS! now years later we still only have some classes of four wheelers and mostly tarmac round roadcourses - what about truck racing? rally? hillclimb? ice racing?
at some point you have to either admit that maybe our grandchildren will see lfs as it was ment to be, or let us, the community, help you realize your dream! and do not let quality be a problem - we all learnt from lots of other games what the people are able to mod and develop - just install a good quality controll system so only top quality mods can be released. if you do not want that more work then why not make this bit a work of the community and just leave the final decisicon to yourself?
even you can manage to test one new car or one new track in a month if we narrowed down the lot for you by doing polls and whatnot here at the forums.