I don't think any of us should be laughing at anyone else - if they did release a good product, we'd be the fools then (but as I said, game on if they do!)
If their main problem was announcing too early, they could remedy the situation by providing screenshots, tech demos, works-in-progress, and regular updates. I still don't see why they don't do that. For me their main problem is not their community appearing childish - it's that their refusal to provide anything substantial about their product - not so much as a screenshot - makes them look like a hype machine promoting vapourware. Remember the Phantom console, or Steorn who generated PR by claiming to have invented perpetual motion? They look like them now.
As GMG said, folks, keep it civil. It's at least polite to keep it sensible and mature when discussing (potential or otherwise) competitors. I see a lot of other forums delete threads as soon as there is mention of competing programs, and you can kind of see why, but if I can help it I don't want it to be like that here!