ok i can understand your frustration but no one is forcing you to buy a new copy, thats solely on youNo one is denying they have to make money somehow, but forcing people to buy the game again just for some day 1 and pre-order DLC? That's really bloody low. The fact that it's so meaningless is exactly why it's so damn questionable.
As for how Kickstarters work. Have you even backed any projects on kickstarter/fig/indiegogo? I've backed over 100. I'm fully aware of how the crowdfunding platform works. It's not even the first project I've backed which got sold over to EGS half way through. Even the other one that did that was handled 100% better. Quickly offering refunds(unlike this one where they dragged their feet for ages), 100% promising steam keys a year later when it releases(unlike the clause on the S3 survey saying you might not get it), and hell, they're even offering the season pass for free to backers even though that wasn't in the pledge. Imagine that!
Campaigns don't have to give backers anything more than they originally offered, but many of them do because it fosters good will which is invaluable.
I've loved Shenmue for a long time, and I've wanted 3 for a long long time. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop criticising how the campaign went down. The fact I love the series is exactly why I'm critical of it really. I don't want to see a series I love dragged through all of these issues.