There's multiple reasons for people to buy this game. Most important would be the "successor to CM 03/04" misunderstanding, but there's also a pretty big group of people just buying the game to support BGS' efforts at making a game like this.
I'm not ignorant enough for the first option, and not nice or naive enough for the second.
i just want to know why we have such a small amount of people posting in this forum; if you take a look at the sales CM5 might be a terrible game but quite a lot of people bought it in the first 2 weeks.
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.
I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of freezing cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for letting us work there, and when we got home, our Dad would murder us in cold blood, each night, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah." But you try and tell the young people of today that... and they won't believe ya'.