You've misconstrued and blown what I said out of proportion...
Firstly, 'listen to' does not mean 'act on'. Playtonic can listen to a fan and still act against it. I fully agree that Playtonic should not be a slave to the fans.
Secondly, I never said the 'true fans' know better (I don't believe in 'true fans'); I said the members of the forum are the biggest fans, which is a fact. Sure, there are equally supportive fans that are not on the forums, but that doesn't mean the fans that are on the forums aren't amongst the biggest.
When I said "we all know", I was referring to the forum members, not the entirety of the fan base. 12 votes to 1 is a clear statistic, so yes, I reiterate: we all know. There's nothing presumptuous about it. The title of this topic is a question, not a statement or demand: Early Access - Yes or No? I'm very careful not to be presumptuous, actually.
I even admitted in my last post that many people off the forums would jump at the chance to play Ukulele on Early Access, but Playtonic simply don't need to offer it as a reward to gain funds. I mostly see negatives when it comes to Early Access, as do the members of these forums (yourself included, it seems).
I think the entire fan base should be listened to, but Playtonic would be foolish to keep asking for fan approval over every decision. Playtonic have set up the forums and opened them up for everyone to make topics and discuss them. They've done all they can. If people choose not to join the forums, it's their loss. It's up to the fans to make forum topics and bring it to Playtonic's attention, not for Playtonic to make poll after poll for those that can't be bothered to sign up here. Fan input is a privilege not a right.
If we use your logic and say that forum members have no voice as they only make up a small proportion of the fan base, we may as well close the forums down now. But we know that's not true because Playtonic have read and responded to various posts and threads on these forums -- the latest news article appears to be in response to , for example.
And to clarify, I don't believe Playtonic are obliged to accept any idea even if the entire fan base wants it. Playtonic have their own creative vision and should be able to stick to it. Considering that they have said they want to listen to the fans, though, I don't see any problem in making a thread about the Kickstarter rewards...