I agree - the blame lays squarely on the shoulders of Hasbro... why on Earth did they give the franchise to a small, unknown company based out in the wilderness of Australia which is run by Crocodile Dundee lol!
No doubt SMG does have great graphic designers - but their coders are mediocre and have little if any work ethic... nor does the management have much commercial sense or ambition!
However, I could be wrong - as we speak, maybe they are working on an AWESOME new update which fixes all the problems and adds all the features people have been requesting... which is why they are too busy to even reply to people on the forum here!
Then again, maybe they really are just mediocre lol - in which case all we can hope is that SMG either go bust and Risk is sold off to another (far better!) developer... or Hasbro realises the error of their ways and revokes the licence from them!
What say you Phil?!