Sorry dude, anyone bitching that they were personally promised something (which has been precisely what several have said) AND didn't back it are the ones that can stuff it. That's not sympathy, that's wholly unjustified entitlement.
I'm a backer, I don't need your sympathy because I'm not angry, I'm getting everything I was promised, which was, frankly, a fuckton. I'm getting a DRM free editor that the devs used for shit's sake!
Hedwards can be pissed and feel like he was lied to if he wants, HE backed it. I think he's wrong, but if you want to stand in solidarity with him, rock on.
If, however, you (if you are a non-backer) want to act like you were personally lied to, you're the one that can cram it.
To an extent I agree with you, the folks that are complaining about the DRM and didn't back to make it DRM free really should think long and hard about what they're entitled to.
But, OTOH, I backed it so that people would be entitled to have a DRM free option available, and that's the aspect which bothers me the most. I wouldn't mind the Steam option being an option, but it's hard for consumers to vote with their dollars if the option is buy or don't buy, having GOG or a DRM free option would permit people to say that they want the game, but don't want the DRM.
I'm a bit cranky and probably overreacting to an extent, but right now things are rather stressful in general and I really don't appreciate the piss off sentiment that I'm seeing from HBS.
At bare minimum they should be offering a refund to the folks that backed the DRM free game, I'm not really sure how many we are, but honestly, if it was so many that they go under, then they deserve it and hopefully it sends a message to MS and the rest of them not to engage in such shady tactics in the future.
When all is said and done, it's rather poor of them to damage the KS reputation for their own needs. I got me mine, so you guys can just worry about yourselves is not good when you're talking about smaller studios as in the long run they do need to band together if they're serious about their customers.