The thing is, I've been following the "Sean Murray lied" discussion on Reddit and I keep seeing some people make claims about statements, for example claiming Murray said that it was an MMO, or that a certain feature was in the game.
But when I go to check it out, it turns out that Murray just said some "maybe" statement or "as of right now in the current build" vague statement, or we find out that the feature is in the game but they just haven't seen it yet.
For example, someone in this Slashdot discussion said the only ship upgrades were for pulse, beams, warp and shields....but that's factually incorrect.
Or that there are no differences between ship classes, when there are. Ship HP and maneuverability varies by ship type.
Or claiming there is no questline, when there IS. (though since you have to interact with wreckage at your start point, some players don't find it right off)
Or that there are no large scale battles, when there are.
Now if you're talking about meeting other players, SM made various vague statements with qualifier words. For example saying "you should be able to do that" is not the same as "you WILL be able to do that". And more than once he emphasized that players shouldn't focus on any multiplayer aspects because the game was essentially single-player. "What will reasonably happen is that you'll run into a planet someone has discovered before" "It is not a game about a deathmatch." "It is not what people should be thinking about"
I'm sometimes think that most of the vitriol on reddit is coming from non-native english speakers or austistic spectrum types who don't get nuance of language, playing the PC version.