That's just it though. Many who took a break have now returned over a year later, and as you can see by the multitude of threads, the EA excuse will end up being their downfall if things continue like this.
No it isn't, it's literally still in early access. So they've been developing it for years, so what? Doesn't mean they intend to release sieges in the current state because we don't even have a full release date yet. Maybe they will fix them, maybe they won't. Game is still uninteresting overall and that's not something they can easily fix. It's still on target for mediocrity.