Actually, the complaint levels look remarkably constant to me, with the possiby exception of the usual round of “OMG the update broke XXX” posts that seem to come out just after major revisions.
The game’s always been a bit “user unfriendly,” in the sense that there isn’t much in-game info to help you understand how anything works. But the overall experience isn’t worse to me now than it was several months ago.
As for my personal experience?
According to my records, I’m still winning 70% of my raids, fighting people an average of 365 TP above me. My alliance wins about 60% of the time in war. I’m seeing a reasonable drop rate in AM. And my last 130 pulls on Atlantis ended up very close to the expected distribution. I only got Kage, when the expectation was for 3 5*. But…eh. RNG gonna RNG.
The devs are certainly out to make money, no question at all. But they seem to genuinely be trying to make the game better. Not cheaper, certainly, but more enjoyable, and with more content.
As for what I get out of posting on the forums? For the most part it’s pretty entertaining, and I enjoy helping people and engaging in good debates. This is (for the most part) a great bunch of people here.
SG certainly hasn’t given me anything, if that’s what you’re implying. Other than the enjoyment I get out of E&P.