Pre alpha is what you paid for premium edition, waited a year to fix bugs, patches and more downloads. And when the game is finally fixed, they released a new pre alpha.
There are so many, pre, alpha, beta, release games being sent out amd pre-ordered, just to be btoken, plagued by bugs, and patched months later, and a few ecamples forgotten. Gone are the days when developers made sure every aspect of the game is complete.
Honestly, it feels the same with cars. Constant pcm reprograms and re flashes to fix stuff that should have worked properly from day one... across all manufacturers.