I agree it's short, but if we had went for a longer campaign we'd still be in R1 development, who knows for how long. Right now it was more important to get R1 out the door than anything else. Next release shouldn't take us nearly as long and will feature additional ships allowing us and third party FRED-ers to do more and more with each release. A huge chunk of R1 dev time went into the creation of ships, weapons, cockpits, effects, basically lots and lots of stuff FRED-ers need to wait on before they can get into serious FRED-ing. Since with each next release we don't have to build the whole fleet from the ground up, rather add several ships to the existing one, and the art department doesn't need to worry about the interface, effects, etc, we're really hoping things will pick up from here on out. I won't comment on the endings thing because E pretty much covered it.