Also me, but I keep playing Cyberpunk...Take me as an example. I'm not playing at the moment, but i'll almost surely buy CP expansions. The fact you aren't playing a game for a year straight doesn't mean you didn't like it.
But I have also a good example of "waiting" without "playing", but buying a new content
Subnautica, I have bought and played it in early access in 2017, re-played it in full release at the end of 2018, and re-played it a little and bought "Sub-Zero" in 2021.