Firstly, congratulations on the 19x builds. Natural Selection now feels like a game, decidedly a beta and not an alpha. I consistently have a great time playing it and have already made a few awesome gaming memories. It has been a long time coming. When the original NS came out, I was a high-school student. Now I'm a developer/systems analyst for an IT consulting firm. Yes, that much time has passed.
That said, there is still a lot of work to go. Some features are not in yet, and a many existing features "smell bad." While most of these can be fixed with a little more TLC or some revisiting the code underneath the designed feature, the current role of the alien commander seems like a pretty big miss. I'm wondering how many people feel similarly, and if rebooting the functionality is even worth talking about?