98% of backers, and 99% of general gaming public, does not care to comment and/or are mostly neutral. And the only way this could possibly change is if the project actually fails spectacularly. That could indeed be big news. Other than that, nobody gives a **** about years of delay or changing/expanding scope. Business as usual in game development. End result is what will count, the rest will disappear like last year snow.
Yeah, see, what you're doing here is making a "The silent majority backs me!" argument. Which never, ever works; Sure, the majority of the gaming community does not care about SC. Similarly, most of SCs backers are silent.
But to extrapolate from that that anyone voicing criticism of the game is "a goon or other troll" is .... wrong. Statistically wrong, because you can't prove whether or not someone commenting semi-anonymously on the reddits or other comment sections is a SA member, and rhetorically wrong, because there are many, many
criticisms that can be levelled against SC, CIG, SC evangelists and Chris Roberts specifically, ranging from their litany of broken promises (Remember the whole "we'll never take outside investors!"? How does that look, now that they got 48 million USD in external funding? Or any release date they've ever set? Or their assertions that S42 was pretty much complete, several years ago?) to their constant desire to rewrite history (Remember yourself saying that "real development only started $CURRENT_YEAR-2"?).
And, finally: CIG currently has a cash burn rate of about 4 million USD/month according to their public financials. They also have 17m in remaining assets. You can figure out for yourself what they have to do to get to the 2020 date that is currently their deadline.