I'm looking forward to all the improvements in the game, let alone being adviable on steam (please let it be clouded).
As for the $40... to each there own. I "paid" the $40 per say, got the latest expansion pack for $10, then tossed this on there for pre-order. Works for me, get the expansion which I truly wasn't over exited about but now I have it along with an upgrade.
Bring it on! I'm all ready to have some fun now, just to wait for the beta... please please come soon