I know it is too early for a release date announcement. I know it is too early for reveals on systems, mechanics, etc. I know it is too early for a lot of things.
Can we at least get some sort of a State-of-the-Game update? Some kind of status update that starts to open communication with the fans and community? Maybe a bare-bones road map, but more of "these are the (very general things) we're working on?" A good update might be the progress on getting a PR/Community Manager individual hired and up-and-running.
There's the pre-alpha closed test sticky up at the top, so clearly we've got movement going on. A 30-minute-total-effort weekly from the devs hopefully wouldn't be too much of a stretch. It might not include very much either, but we'd at least get some communication lines open.