I am at first, as a gamer who love Dawn of war 2 and COH2, hate this game. But I keep open mind and surprise with how much fun I am having with the game currently. Now I play dawn of war most of the time and love it even more.
That being said, the game is dying very fast and it make me sad. Because for the first time since eternity, we got a real strategy game, a good game that is uniqued and not C&C or Age of empire rip off (No I do not consider Total war warhammer as a great RTS game, even though it is fun, it is not great) . And if this game die off, I am afraid that no good strategy game will come out for the next decades.
So please Relict, don't give up. Give us more reason to play this game. Be more active on the forums, tell us your plan. The game is currently lacking many serious contents. I wouldn't mind spending some money on new Elite or better customization (Current customization option suck).
About the next community update. Please do not let defense structure be a doctrine. The last thing we need is more useless doctrine to blindly choose before the match. we need more options in game. More building (Currently SM only need Machine Cult for tier 2 and 3 and it is very limited). Fun upgrade (Not just genetic health and damage upgrade). Better customization...
At least be more active on your forums please.