could we get back to actually talk about starbound and say all that terraria stuff on a terraria topic maybe?
The problem is just how relevant it is that it becomes a black hole of conversation. It cannot be ignored but it cannot be spoken about.
Add in that not a whole lot of genuin information is known about Starbound and there is your reason.
Here is something. You want to talk about Starbound, talk about Starbound. I always find it odd when people go "Lets go back to the original topic" and yet never actually go back to the original topic, never realising that there is often a reason why the topic progressed this way.
There is very little information on Starbound, very little known about the gameplay, and all the information that gets released is mostly contextless images. As such the politics behind Starbound make a more compelling and more fruitful avenue of conversation.
It really is this or just let this topic die. It isn't being spoken about instead of Starbound. It is being spoken about in absense of anything better to talk about.
Mind you I don't know if I can balance my need to inform and my need to berrate people right now.