I know that this seems fairly minor in the grand scheme of things, but Crumb has said twice in the past six months or so that he is almost done with a puzzle. I remember when the puzzles were a really fun part of the experience. But, he clearly wasn't close to done with a puzzle six months ago, because it would have involved content that was soon to be released. By now, near-done puzzles six months ago are likely obsolete.
When there were puzzles (up through Malak, I think), the game still seemed exciting and the community happy (there were discord chats and youtube videos from game changers live streaming the community trying to solve them). While all games seem to ebb and flow in terms of creative sparks, I think that the not-delivered-upon puzzle promise is sort of indicative that we're in a pretty sour place.