That whole stupid rant of mine was rooted more in disappointment (And ignorance from not grasping some other details that wasn't revealed until later on.) than anything else; my keyboard wasn't cracking under immense pressure the whole time I typed it.
Normally it's not an issue to me whenever an alpha for a fan game is released, (In fact, I've tried a lot of stuff in their alpha stages!) but LOst is a really paranoid programmer, who's off his rocker and completely out of touch with the fan community as a whole. Even this half-broken alpha should have been out the door an entire year ago if it weren't for his doing! The S2HD team gave him far too much control over the project, and after four years time passes, they're still stuck with only one finished zone. Even that is only half-playable no thanks to the broken and bloated engine. To avoid making my post unnecessarily longer, this should make things more clear : http://www.sonicretro.org/2012/03/guest-...hd-parade/
To put it shortly, I don't really mind if someone decides to release an alpha of their game for other people to test out on their rigs, but there were a lot of other deeper issues outside of just that; you should have seen the "shit storm" S2HD's DRM-crippled engine started on the Retro Message boards. Wasn't the worst topic I've ever read, but it still wasn't pretty.
EDIT : Now that I've reread my last post, ouch; that did sound a lot harsher than what I was trying communicate. I'm more or less frustrated by their incompetent programmer than anything else, because the art and music is just fine. The rest of S2HD's staff just needs a more portable and efficient engine to work with, I think. *coughtaxmancough*