Anyone in the base? Anyone in the middle? Frankly the vitriol, hate, disgust, and opt-out venom is based wholly in what appears to be an "inside job." Inside Jobs always promise success in the "Yes Echo Chambers" where no one disagrees with the direction or development.
Those asking for patience, or considering WFRP 3e wholly on good faith/will/altruistic feelings, don't get the passion many have for WFRP. 1e aside, 2e was a solid release. Many, many, many people from the base and middle playtested WFRP 2e. And many, many, many people have heavily invested in WFRP 2e.
Will I consider the WFRP 3e on it's merits? Probably not. Price. Direction of the game. There's more.
Really FFG. A waste of capital.
BTW... lest we forget, or over value the vitriol, hate and venom, this debate should be a real concern for FFG.
My prediction is a critical fail. Paizo's guts, through Eric Mona, proves that supporting abandoned editions leads to rabid and loyal customers. Pathfinder is proving to be a huge success. And if you weren't aware of it, Paizo's playtests with the free, open, public Alpha and Beta editions were a resounding success... and GenCon is proving it it the lines.
FFG, like WotC before them, will regret this investment because they lost the base, and that will shy away a lot of the middle.
In closing... a laugh: http://xkcd.com/386/