I don't really agree with your statement. Well, I partially agree, but what I desire to see, is a clear line towards new features and updates once it has been released.
I think the game's state is fine for what it is, some balancing issues withstanding, but a lot of that is being dealt with. I've rarely encountered a bug that was really game breaking, but I also know that those are being looked at before release.
From what alpha testers said in various forums, the campaign is a lot more engaging and expansive beyond that first sector, which is more of an easy tutorial sector. I don't think that's perfect, but I do think that if it's as good as some have said, that the campaign alone can carry this game really far, being able to co-op it.
And then, though the multiplayer is a little lackluster, the developers have said they're working on expanding it, give more options and I hope, for the longevity of the game, that they have a planned series of new features, modes and settings to keep the multiplayer engaging, fresh.
I hope so anyways.