Could you please stop acting so condescending, it makes it hard to maintain a friendly conversation. 'We' are not zealots.
As a matter of fact even I had a period of time where I stopped frequenting the GB forums because of the lack of news, and only recently came back. Before the recent events I only checked in there once every half a year or so. As far as I know the people that did stick around were those who donated some money at the start of GB and became donators. They had access to a special donators forum which showed them some stuff every now and then, things not available to the general public. I didnt have any money or a means to donate back then and so I never got access to it because BFS stopped taking donations after a while. But for them there was an actual incentive to stick around, and not a blind fanboy cult that clung to empty promises.
As to myself, the recent footage impressed the hell out of me even in it's alpha stages, because I can literally feel the design is in the same spirit as it was for the original Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. It feels like the natural evolution I always wanted out of a sequel. It's like an unofficial Rogue Spear-like sequel: the design is unaltered, and the mechanics move forward. Watching the ingame footage I can envision what the game will ultimately play like, and that vision more than warrants the small price tag of 15$.
I pledged 140 so that might make me seem like some kind of nerd fanboy again but I honestly don't give a shit.
Whereas money is concerned, for projects like these I happily follow my heart. Money in the end is meaningless and I don't care for it much. For you that might be different, by the sound of it you'd make a better Dutchman than me.
Kickstarter is all about heart, it's always a chance no matter the project. Either you get behind that mindset or you don't, in which case you may resign from the KS project in it's entirety.