But there will be plenty of other people whose attention wanders. If there's no news from Exalted, they'll go over and try out other RPG lines and may end up just forgetting about Exalted altogether. Then a new Exalted book gets published and they go, "Oh yeah, that game. Meh."
I'm just worried that silence and lack of open development and less of interaction with the fans will end up making some people move on to greener pastures. And as someone who likes Exalted and wants to see it be as successful as possible, this does seem like a potential issue to me.