I gotta agree.
With instant digital delivery, I don’t do preorder either.
What is the point? It’s not like they will run out of copies on release day.
To save money? If I was so into that, I’d wait for the inevitable 50+% off sale.
To show support for the developer? Then I’ll pay what they are asking when they release it.
I am OK with “Early Access” though. For me, it is a simple equation. If what they are selling today is worth the dollars to me then I’ll pull the trigger. The Hornet at release met this criteria and then some. If they make it better, bonus!
Buying early access with the requirement that they further develop before I “get my moneys worth” is the same as preorder to me. Won’t do it.