Having drifted in and out of the fake internet spaceship scene since 2013 or so, I'm probably going to end up being the preeminent expert on it here?
On one side: legions of tragically hopeful spacegame nerds who are convinced that if they throw enough money at Chris Roberts, they'll be able to eventually play some insane combination of EVE/Arma 3/FreeSpace 2/Mount Your Friends . . . in spaaaaaace
On the other side: literal actual Derek Smart
Both sides end up sorta being more annoying than anything else. If anything, the real drama boils down to the turgidly boring minutiae of project management and running a company. If you want to catch up on it, this is actually a pretty good article
(apparently Kotaku UK is an entirely different publication?). Yeah there are plenty of overenthusiastic crazy people theorycrafting about "well at the 52:05 mark of this youtube video posted 4 years ago, So-And-So Developer says this
, and THAT means that the Poopoo ship will be able to fit inside the Peepee ship!!!!!!!!!" Aside from Derek Smart occasionally showing up and being an astoundingly incompetent egomaniac, the only real drama is stuff like "omg, I paid $500 for this ship two years ago, and now you release a ship for $400 that's better than it???????????? How dare you I never could have foreseen this eventuality that spending $500 on a fake internet spaceship in a game that doesn't exist yet could possibly be a bad decision!!!!!" Anyway, I don't know that it would make much of an episode . . . rarely do I find 'generic forum drama' to be entertaining in and of itself (if the forum isn't about fucking bees or whatever), but there are definitely plenty of entitled idiots to be found.
(Full disclosure: I have definitely spent too much money on fake internet spaceships, but I at least knew it was a bad idea going in. Y'all can join me on my spaceship when the full game releases in 2030.)