Sven and Jim
I also just signed up to thank you guys for letting me play your game. I love it! Worth every penny. Its one of those streamlined gems that is nostalgic and yet innovative. Most of all, very accessible and fun. Being a 4X lifer, I just dove into SiS no problem. You guys are obviously big space empire fans too, and I appreciate all the ways you looked at other games, absorbed and 'fixed' what was good, got rid of the rest, and then implemented your own vision.
I look forward to playing more, engaging in the forums, suggesting ideas, and especially trying new content.