Yes, you heard right, I wish the development time of this version and the next is much higher.
The idea is not to promise more deadlines, change the time and the order that the contents reach the players.
Making the development cycle is as follows:
Small weekly updates for bug fixes that period
Update on the steam unstable when new features are ready for testing
Final update of the alpha version when all features proposed for the version are ready, most of the bugs that break the game fixed. And the team is satisfied with the results.
Thus, even if it takes 4-10 months to be released, alpha 12 and all of the following alphas will have the best and most complete development without leaving things to the next alpha.