Thank you so much, Repairm3, for your feedback :) I love hearing back from the community and it is always nice to see someone so compelled by my work to write such a comprehensive comment!
I agree with you and I have felt that way about this project ever since moved away from it. The content has always felt slim for what it seemed to promise but when it came down to it, I had to wrap it up. The concept I had planed was intended to be simple but before long and after many community suggestions, I was cramming all kinds of extra content and features into it. It got to the point where the project was hard to work inside and the more I put in, the slower my workflow became. So instead of continuing to build on this project, I finalized it as best as I could.
I learned a lot from that project and I'll take all that knowledge and all of your feedback into my next game :)
P.S. I love your thought about adding more interactions with the environment! That would have been a great layer of polish I never even considered :)