I know you didnt ask me, but....I never played in the SB Beta, but there is a reason that i played Shadowbane for so long. No matter how many times i left, no matter what other games i played...nothing ever filled that SB hole. He is exactly right, there were those moments THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE GAME. And those moments made all the crap you had to deal with worth slogging through.
What Mr.Coleman said there, seems to me like he believes and wants this for reasons that are beyond the $$$$ cow. That post makes me believe it too.