You are not missing out on anything, I can assure you that everything made with S2HD will be reviewed by the community, and changed if needed. The problem is, the people in charge of the project doesn't want an endless discussion about subjects needed to get the project running. Once we have all the components needed (meaning no placeholders that can bring the quality of this project down), we can start doing the releases. And let me tell you what an Alpha release means to this project: Nothing is final until the Beta releases. If people don't like where the Alpha has headed, we just follow the general opinion and change it so that the most will be satisfied. Changes however will take time. The previos change of making S2HD cross platorm is still in progress. If it was't for the major opinion of having S2HD run on Linux and Mac OS X, we would have had Sonic 2 HD out a long time ago! Resources are being worked on as you suggest them! Like computer requirements being lowered. I am very proud of the direction we have taken, as it directly follows what people wanted in the first place. There are two things you can do right now to support S2HD: 1. Leave you suggestions, and the staff will read them, and implement them, AT THEIR free time. 2. Do the work yourself, and speed up the development, AT YOUR free time. Help us! This forum is the key to S2HD's success, and will always be. Without it, the project is lost.