Now I'm second guessing myself again. This time it's about releasing StarCluster 2E for free DL. When I first released SC 2E back in 2004, I made a freely DL-able version called StarCluster Light. It was stripped down from the full 2E, but contained all the rules. It proved very popular, and a lot of people used it instead of the full SC. So what am I second guessing myself about?
This - StarCluster Light was a current, valid indication of my designing and writing ability. It was valid to use as a preview of SC 2E, as it was written at the same time as 2E. Now, SC 2E is six years old. In those six years I have changed immensely as a designer - hopefully for the better. My layout is better. My writing is smoother. My ability with systems has grown enormously. SC 2E says where I was 6 years ago, not what I can do today. I'm thinking people are going to pick it up, sneer, and say "How quaint and old-fashioned! It's like something from a time warp!" and they'd be right.
Thing is, that's not why I released it for free. I wasn't thinking it would be a way to look at what I can do! I was thinking "Hey! This would be useful for folks who have IHW:SC and want to play civilians until I release SC 3E." and "Besides, I know some people have wanted it for a while and now they can get it!" Now I'm thinking I should have just taken it off the market completely. This is why I suck at marketing. I have no clue!