I feel your pain and yes, if a Beta was offered today my money would be transferred as soon as I knew about it.
However, this is Ralf’s creation and company and he gets to call the rules on how things are played out. It may not be how you or I would do things but it is what it is and I can respect that. I think we owe it to Ralf to gripe less and encourage more.
The best we can really do now is to just use the tools that are available and wait for the day when this is finally released…….even though the wait is killing me too :)
Take care bud, I am sure a release is closer than you could imagine.