Good point. However, according to a trustworthy source, CDPR received death threads. Now you should ask yourself, would you continue to communicate with those that state they're your fans, but threatened you, your friends, your company, your colleagues, and your family with certain death?However big gaps between patches and minimal communication is not the way to do it.
All relationships thrive on good cimmunication, CDPR is no different. In order to earn back the fans trust and 'buy' the time/patience to do the bugger redesigns there needs to be more bug fixes, more communication. Little and often is the way to do it.