All I'm seeing is a lot of nonsensical damage control for a company that is more than obviously outpaced and outclassed by its own fanbase. Honestly if I were in charge these guys woulda been out on their butts long ago.
-constant releases that take forever with compounding bugs that add other bugs that addother bugs, ad nauseam. The usual deflection people use "WELL WHY DONT YOU DO IT THEN" is completely neglgible when the team can obviously barely do it by themselves. Why the opportunity wasn't taken to fully transfer the game to a language more people actually care about so the team can actually be expanded and do something purposeful with the game long ago is beyond me. All I see is a company not wanting to spend money whether it be Microsoft or Mojang pre ownership. Dont give me that "small team=quality" defense either, since that obviously isn't and hasn't been the case in a long time.
-content updates that consist of nothing but a few blocks and some mob changes. 1.9 changes this thankfully with some end additions and some other neat things but seriously, it's been how long? Again, most of this teams time seems to be either wasted squashing bugs that they continually create, or wasting time with experimental features that wont get put in or get stripped down and simplified on public release. It screams incompetence. Seriously though, this game has so much more potential than the excuse and defense given which is "YOU MAKE YOUR OWN FUN HAHA :D". You can do that with any game to some reasonable extent. I've played this game quite a long time now, since just before beta but lets get real here. Why isn't there meaningful treasure and fixed areas to explore and to find in the underground and overworld that add to the game that you could sell or trade for a currency? Why are forests, extreme hills, tundras and OCEANS (for the most part) still barren? Why are mobs STILL idiotic? Why after so many years are the mechanics of the game still barebones even with 1.9's changes? There's only so much damage control you can make for this and the devs and community can only scream "MODAPI" or "use mods!" so many times before it seems like a damage control for laziness.
-Because of a slow or nonexistent MEANINGFUL update process, this communities interest HAS died off quite a lot. Servers I see are either empty most of the time, or people dont care to stay long. The community is slowly moving on because they had their creative fun with the game.
I could go on and on but seriously, I don't see how anyone with reasonability can ignore the glaring faults that isn't paid to damage control for the game.