Phil Steinmeyer UpdateThanks to those of you who e-mailed me about Phil Steinmeyer. He left PopTop in December (and must have done so fairly quietly, because I don't remember any publicity about it). He also has an interesting website here:
That link takes you to his post about leaving PopTop.
That means two things: one, Phil Steinmeyer isn't making games right now, which in gaming terms is a real tragedy, and two, Shattered Union becomes an officially crappy idea instead of a seemingly crappy idea.