I do understand where you're coming from Debbie, but things are different this time. You actually have no idea how close we are from releasing a demo.
I think perhaps in this scenario it would be more appropriate to show this progress with screenshots etc., rather than using words. I do not blame him at all for being skeptical; while I do have faith in the Acanthite development team, we have been told dozens of times "it's really close", "it's different this time" and so on.
If a demo is as close as you say, then surely you could show us some progress beyond artwork and maps.