Okay, let's make a summary of what's going on, from the community's point of view.
Donut Mod has been repeatedly promised multiple times over the last couple of years. Each time the deadline comes around it gets pushed back further and further. This leads to confusion, disappointment and anger. People asking are basically being told that 'it will be released when it's finished' and at this point I'm f****** tired of hearing it.
Assuming that the development of Hit & Run started a couple of months after Road Rage's release, it averages out at around 1 and a half years of development. That includes all the game's code, missions, art assets, dialogue recording, and 7 levels of content. Donut Mod 4 has been in development for almost double that. While I myself think that it's better for them to take their time, it's an insane amount of time for a small mod like this to take, and it's perfectly reasonable for people to want to know why it's taking so long. 'It isn't ready' isn't a response, we want to know why it isn't ready. Otherwise it makes you look like a bunch of procrastinators that can't be bothered to actually work on this thing.
I also don't understand how this is supposed to be 'worth the wait' You mean that this is going to be good enough that it will justify over 2 years of knowing absolutely nothing? You've got to be kidding me, if you think that your mod is honestly that good then you're either delusional, or really self-centred. You've got to understand that 2 years is a lot of time, and you've made no effort at all to communicate to the community what is actually going on at all. And then you get people mass-downvoting posts like Danny's, where in all honestly he was just mad at you all for not bothering to actually communicate things like this. And rightfully so.
And then you get the mysterious status update, which is supposed to be 'the answer to all our problems' How is a 10 minute video supposed to do all that? If this video is meant to explain how 2 years was able to go by with so little information and actual progress, then I have serious doubts over your sanity. There's probably answers for the hundreds of questions out there, but a video can only answer a small fragment of them without getting to 2 hours long. You've effectively dug this hole yourself by repeatedly avoiding questions, and not giving information, making lame excuses that only would convince a 10 year old.
Interaction with the community is also dreadful. As well as the frequent lack of information and vague statements that are supposed to suffice as an answer, if your reaction to a post pointing out your flaws in failing to communicate and actually make the mod something too look forward to, is to get mad and immediately start pointing out their flaws, by saying that they're misinformed and exaggerating things, you're basically dismissing it and at the same time insulting the user. Imagine if a big company like Microsoft responded to a long post about how the Kinect was a dumb idea saying "Well you're a moron because you got one of your facts wrong" then there'd be huge backlash, because that's not a professional way to respond, neither is it fair.
Oh, and the map builder should totally be out by now. If 6 months has gone by with no progress since it was 'supposed' to be almost ready, then it really shows how little you care about actually getting things done. It's clear it's just being delayed to make Donut Mod more impressive, because it's impossible for anyone to do custom maps without the tool. We're not stupid.
I'm really pissed as you can tell. Downvote me if you want, I don't care. What matters is that I've finally said all the thoughts that have been bottled up inside me for a long, long time. You need to seriously step up your game, Donut Team, or you aren't going to last.