I don't think this user should be banned at all to be perfectly honest. TB brings up an amazing point, let's face it most everyone here has done something stupid like that before. I pre-ordered Bulletstorm, and it was perhaps the biggest waste of money I feel I have ever made (And I've done some rather flagrant things with money in my life, I'm a young male, I've made my share of stupid money mistakes.) Then I got a job in sales, and it helped me to learn ALOT about marketing and things such as that. Which is why I didn't pre-order Guild Wars 2, and I still haven't bought it. The same with a slew of other games that have come out and everyone was raving about pre-release. It's a running joke in our house about Starbound actually, because it's one of the few, if not only games I really fanboy over these days. And I live with 5 other gamer guys. The joke is "Regal, you know when Starbound comes out it's gonna suck right? Just look at Castle Story" My response is usually "Well if that happens, I know it'll be your fault so I'll be forced to kill you with your own computer man." I backed Castle Story on Kickstarter for over 2K, funnily enough? I still think Bulletstorm was a worse investment then Castle STory, because I believe Castle STory WILL get it's shit together and be worth the investment I made. Where as Bulletstorm will always be a painful let down. As for Starbound? I don't mind dropping 10-40 dollars on it, because I'm 100% sure that even if the game doesn't live up to my expectations (Which are pretty fucking high to be honest.) the game will STILL be able to keep my attention for 100 hours easily. Which is worth the money in my opinion. (As opposed to the 3-4 hours I've played in Bulletstorm) That being said, I don't get as bitter as some people do over a bad pre-order, because whenever I pre-order I go into it, knowing, and expecting hte game to let me down, to be a bad game. Then I am pleasently suprised when the game is good. TL;DR? Pre-ordering is like loaning money to someone you've never met, and hoping they pay you back. If you can't afford to lose that money completely? Don't loan it out. Starbound will be worth it, the Dev team is dedicated enough to make it worth our money. Of that I'm positive.