Mismanaged, yes. Scam, no. Likely to fail in 8 months? I doubt it. The backers are so emotionally invested and its their dime. Sunken cost fallacy and all that. For example, when they put up a paywall for Cit Con and then removed it, there was a huge spike in pledges, paradoxically. CIG make no secret that the majority of their dev time is going on SQ42 - I sense their desperation in getting something out of a release quality. I hope more than expect, and have done for years.