Most of the "one post" users here actually own a license to T3D....
Here's the way I look at it bro... The T3D license costs \\$1,00 bucks, however I think there's a deal going on right now for \\$900.
To a lot of indie developers and hobbyists, that's a lot of coin. If the engine was not good, you would see people complaining about the betas demanding their money back. Bottom line is, you're not seeing that here.
I am VERY happy I purchased a license to T3D. It's a solid engine that offers a lot of 'out of the box' features.
My personal opinion is that there is no other "indie" engine that can compare.
The T3D forums are currently private for licensees only. However, I do believe I read somewhere that GG will open the forums (after T3D launches) up to the public so non-license holders can see what T3D's all about by people who currently use the product. That's unfortunate for people like you =(
Have you seen ANY bad reviews for T3D? (honest question, I could be missing something).