Quoted from Hitch9:
The Hobbit has 4 programers working on it now, not two like in Woz. I watched Woz turn from a game that not many people liked, to something pretty special. I believe the code updates will be a lot faster with 4 people working on the game. I also remember a lot of people bitching about how Woz was set up, just like people saying that code won't fix the Hobbit. Pffft...
I just like the "feel" of Hobbit. I can still bail on it, as I only have a deposit on it, but I'm going through with it. I already like it, and I think when it is all said and done, it will have a real polished feel to it, Just like Woz is today. Heck, they have Keith Johnson and Ted Estes on it. Two of the greats. Pumped.
I hope you're right... I'd love to see the game become something special. I do wonder, tho... 3 years into development, you'd think the code would be basically done.