Hi welcome aboard. I understand about helping to cope with reality, but expecting people to feel sorry for you, because life sucks isn't going to happen. But i also understand about not being able to afford something, and finding it on sale so you could have it.
Let me understand that the issue is not ever having a half off sale. Because that was my problem, but the issue is having a sale on early access. I wouldn't ever care about not buying the early access on sale as long as the game goes on sale when it is release. What i'm thinking about is a unknown future game. What would bother me is paying 2 1/2 times than the founder's, and the founder's get as good a package, because of whining. All i'm saying is don't forget about elite when you start shelling out rewards to the founders, and please don't stop having sales over this.