Sure did. See my comments about Tall and Wide and it being the jackpot.
Is your point that Factorio is another minecraft? Or are you just saying that *someone* has to win the jackpot every once in awhile, which isn't really news to anyone? Number of units sold for Factorio is quite impressive and that number can only grow. Still though, Minecraft is several orders of magnitude more popular (if units sold is a good indicator) than Factorio. Will it become the next minecraft? I have no idea.
Listen. The developers are free to make as much or as little money as they want, as long as the market cooperates. If they value price per unit versus selling more units at a lower price, that's their right. It's unusual, because except for the extremely rare jackpots, never putting your product on sale means less money in their pockets (eventually). Sales wouldn't exist if they didn't accomplish that goal. Sales don't exist because of the benevolent and charitable nature of the publishers who just want to give the consumer a break.
I don't think I need to say it again, but I will. The makers of Factorio are (is?) free to price the product at whatever they want, and I am free to decide whether it's worth that price to me or not. Currently it is not.
That's all there is to it.
No illwill on either side of the equation.