Too true. I am also off the opinion that the updates have made the game worse then it was before. It can be frustrating. At the same time the control mechanics have improved a lot. The ranged units should be fixed by now.
As far as rude players go...I am probably one of those players. There are times when I get the opponent to kill their own general with their archers. I don't do this every time but I always rush with my cav at the start to at least get the opponent thinking about defending their ranged units. If the rude players you speak of run the cav rush I would suggest you find a way to counter it. Many people, like myself, will often use any strategy possible to win. By learning and practicing cheap and overpowered strategies we learn even better ones.
Anyways, I'm not trying to argue with you just responding. The creator might read these comments, but if you have any specific suggestions (such as the timing of alpha releases) I suggest making a separate thread. Development threads should only focus on one topic.
If you are concerned with the way others play or can't seem to counter a specific strategy I would appreciate someone making a thread about that specifically. I would be happy to help anyone counter the rude tactics that have been brought up recently.