Lets have a look at your points.
1. It's a couple of weeks until the issues are fixed.
Really? I thought the same after the first patch, but indeed we are steering towards patch number 4
inside two weeks. I can not tell if its just incompetence or carelessness, but as long as things are patched every four days we can not hope to get back into track again. Indeed the last patch seems to have been mostly about combatting a pirated version of the DLC. And who benefits from it? Certainly not us, the Deluge, Secession or many of the other mods that have been completely run over. And we are even expected to acknowledge the "great opportunities" of this patch.
2. You can downgrade your Warband and keep playing.
You are mistaken here, some people using steam were given 5x5 keys. There is a converter offered by taleworlds, but it does not accept all of the keys and there are people who simply can not downgrade the game. So we there is no way out of this mess either.
3. Warband has been out for over two years. Have you bought it recently that you feel the value you got is not worth the money? And they still patched in some new stuff, however it was linked to NW. Two years after the release.
Is this even directed at me?What addition do these patches give the native game? They broke the archer AI and the sound, as well as implementing some features that are blocked off to anyone but the DLC itself. For native these patches are a nuisance, but for the modding community its a stranglehold, as we can not even port things as fast as they are "fixing" them.
All in all breaking a mod that many people have been working on for two years, with no
outlook on when we are finally set, even damaging features of the original game for the sake of a DLC is not
"Something fairly insignificant".