I also think LEC is on the right track. They may not post regularly on forums, but at least they have been reading those forums, and for the most part, taking on board some of our opinions. It makes perfect business sense to do so, too, because then they can find out what they did right, and what they did wrong, and try to improve on things in the future.
They also said in the chat log that they are not ruling out doing more games in the Dark Forces series.
As for NDAs, I think they are perfectly reasonable, and help to safeguard current projects.
I'm glad to see LEC working in partnership with other developers in order to make the games we really want.
Thanks LEC! Keep up the good work!