Yea, ignorant gamers who have no clue how big online multiplayer games are - especially on PC.
eg: PUBG has sold 30 million units with the Xbox version alone selling 4 million - and this version is still in early access.
Will SoT reach this milestone? Probably not. But the betas have been a big success and there is no game like it.
I don't think people are doubting the potential of online games.
I think people are more skeptical about how THIS game can perform. Frankly, I'm not even sure what it is or if I wanna play it but I have my eye on it and I can play it on Game Pass.