It looks to me as though many of the initial complaints regarding SH4 have to do with features that apparently don't work, or features that people can't figure out.
I suspect that much of this has to do with "thin" documentation. One of the great truths of "Software Distribution" is that the task of writing the documentation ALWAYS falls to the member of the team with the least seniority and experience. (I speak from experience; ....having once been that guy!)
What we need to do is the following:
1) Accept the possibility that "non-functional" features may in fact be "incorrectly or insufficiently documented" features.
2) Compile a list of such features here; ...and post the correct instructions.
3) Have faith that such a "User Compiled" manual will ALWAYS be better than the first offering from the publisher!
Please don't damn a game, when the only real culprit may be incomplete, first version, documentation!
Approach this with the attitude that you're going to do your part to make it better! ....After all, it's in our own best interest! Really detailed Sub Sims are few and far between; ....let's pitch in and help to make this one work! (Who else are you going to turn to; ...Bill Gates???)