Yeah, I'm also here for the vision of the devs. I've played Aria, and you're right, it sucks. This game, in its alpha state, is SOOOO much better. I recently downloaded Aria again, as I played back in beta, and I was still, disappointed, and uninstalled it.
Although we are only in Alpha, this game has a lot of offer. Not much to do atm, but it's smooth. I'm very interested in what they have planned.
So, although you have not heard from a dev yet, you've heard from several players that are, atm, testing this game out and having a good time, despite some bugs.