It's nice that although STRPG was called up as an example of high numbers of updates, there was an immediate response from others supporting the game. Even the original poster re-clarified what he meant.
I'm keenly aware of the fact that our players have data plans and other things to do besides updating Star Traders.
Ha ... there isn't any other use for a data plan other than to support STRPG. I use my phone more to play STRPG than any other function. In fact, I always find I have to go OUT of the game screens in order to access my default home screen. Effectively STRPG is like my very own live wallpaper <grin>
For me - I see the updates have dropped in frequency as the game has matured, but bug-fixes are things you definitely want to address as quickly as possible. Perhaps as a compromise, have a weekly, or even fortnightly feature release strategy. That would appease people who can't cope with regular updates, and yet still provide new things on cycles that other developers would not even contemplate
Updates are fantastic I think, if it is being actively developed like Star Traders, it is even more reason to play more! Surely you do not have to update if you are data constrained, or you can wait until you are on WiFi.