have a bunch of holiday decorating to do later this week, I deserve an early present.
That has got to be the dumbest reasoning for convincing your self to purchase a game.
I like how you think.
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...
OK, never having played the game on the X360, I was pretty lost, especially since this is in pre-Alpha.
I did do some building, played around with the copy/paste tool, and made a few custom blocks (I think they are also called Detail blocks). In the image below, those are just three custom blocks, each made of nine standard blocks.
The menus are pretty atrocious right now, it's a lot of overkill on the clever objects. Rule One, once the player has seen your clever menu graphics, give them a simpler way to get back to where they were. I'll be posting that on their forum.
Also, the map on which you are playing loads slowly, in bits and pieces. Take a little while to figure out where you left off. Again, pre-alpha, so not really expecting too much.