KSP was supposedly doing fine financially before they introduced DLC, which """coincidentally""" started coming out at around the time they were bought out. I would much rather have had them simply raise the base price of the game in exchange for the DLC content being free.
Uh what??? I think you missed my point entirely because I have no idea what you are talking about. I was referring to the intrusive telemetry present in newer versions of the game.
I seem to recall the aircraft hangar having a pretty nasty one. I haven't played KSP (or used the hangar) in a while so maybe it got fixed.
My main issue with reusing Unity is that they're missing a lot of opportunities to improve the game. Especially with the extra DLC money they're bringing in not to mention being owned by a massive corporation, I'm sure they could've afforded to create it from scratch and have a much better end product. While I don't think KSP 2 will be bad, I expect that it will be very similar to KSP 1 but with some engine changes that will allow for some extra functionality. Unity can be extremely buggy and its physics engine was directly responsible for a number of the "Kraken" physics bugs present in the game.
Not an argument
While this isn't true, it first must be stated EULA's as a whole are a violation of users' rights and should always be condemned when games use them. Most of the time they just say the usual stuff such as no distributing copies of the game or reverse engineering it, but KSP uses a blanket EULA used for other T2 games that gives them permission to collect a bunch of sensitive info that they don't need. Furthermore, Take Two's EULA also contains a highly anti-consumer binding arbitration clause, which basically means that you essentially can't sue them for anything, ever (well you can, but it's guaranteed to go nowhere), and it instead goes through an arbitration process that almost always sides with the company. This practice is so egregious that it's banned in most countries outside of the US.
Doesn't address my point
Most of what I've seen with the recent updates is a few new parts or reskins for old parts. They don't add much in the way of gameplay like older updates did. Honestly I think they're just doing it so the community doesn't stagnate before KSP 2 comes out.