I would hardly call them scumbags. Yes, they made some poor choices:
However, look at all of the good CD Projekt does:
To call them scumbags isn't really fair. They are still better than most of the big publishers like EA, Activision, Take-Two/2K, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and more.
Still the apologist?
Didn't RDR2 come with a map? I'm pretty sure it did.
A wave of free DLCs is pretty standard nowadays with games releasing incomplete.
The multiplayer that was initially supposed to be part of the game?
The game is good, yet far from finished, there are literally still place holders in the game.
No lootboxes, that's a plus now?
I wouldn't call that an apology, more like begging to pls give them a chance, we'll whip the dev team some more to get patches out asap. Otherwise try get a refund from your retailer first, if that doesn't work you can email us, only for a week, and we might do something. (no clue what)
Some poor choices, deliberately misleading their customer base, which they so respect, while mandating crunch upon crunch to get that lovely pre-order money in the bank.
They don't care about you, just your money, like every other company. But they'll manipulate you as much as possible into defending their every move no matter how bad.
Deciding not to cancel base PS4 and XB1 versions when the systems clearly can't handle the game
Are you for real? It was targeted for PS4 and XB1 and CDPR has specifically stated that, as well as that it would look great on ps4 and XBox One.
What CDPR has shown is that they clearly can't handle a project this size.