I've noticed a few people are saying Intersect is dead, but many more think it and don't say it.
The problem from my side (the side of someone who is waiting for and wants to use Intersect but has doubts about it being completed) is the lack of visible progress- I have no doubt progress is being made, but from our side we can't see it and it has been a while since a release.
I think the best option would be to open up some transparency to the community with a visual bug/feature tracker so we can see things getting ticked off and thus see the progress being made.
It's not something you'd have to update every day, but every few days. This would ease the tension with regards to Intersect being abandoned since it's basically the pillar of the community. I'm sure I don't have to tell you guys that every community that's ever tried to do what AGD is doing failed because they never managed to get a better engine out of the door with which to accommodate the non-programmer devs such as artists, writers and producers. Without a communal engine, those people who can't program an engine will go elsewhere to a site with an engine and the programmers will be stuck here on their own having to outsource their art and music which will eventually lead to "why am I even here" syndrome and they'll also leave, whilst with a communal engine, people form in-community teams, trade code for art and it allows people who don't program to create a game.
PowderEngine, IndieRising to name two off of the top of my head. (The ones I used, though I know there are more I can't remember their names.) PowderEngine had it made, the road was clear to success, people were joining the community and then Spork/Spike was contractually forced by his employer to stop developing the engine, so his community died because no one can use a half-made engine. IndieRising died literally because Sekaru refused to listen to me when I kept telling him the community needed an engine to use as a platform to build on- because he didn't do that, his site was almost solely programmers who made one or two posts, usually showing off their game, then left never to return. User retention is important.