Most players would probably be quite happy to have even crappy Saucer Separation, but then there would be that small percentage of forum posters who just love pointing out every mistake Cryptic makes and would use it as ammunition against Cryptic for the next few years. So better for Cryptic to just get it done whenever they get it done. It's a side project, anyway. It's not really something that was promised to us.
Don't forget the response by the equally if not more so rabid Cryptic Defenders.
It would be nice to get any saucer separation and just ignore the naysayers.
Another question: was there ever any talk about releasing an "updated" Dreadnought Cruiser? Perhaps one with a universal BOFF station or an increased tactical BOFF station? Something to make better use of it's cannons (seeing as they can be used with this cruiser)?