I've played all of Matsuno's games, except Crimson Shroud, and it's just sitting in my 3DS digital library. I've loved all of his stories (Vagrant Story, being the best, in my opinion). If this game makes the $600,000, and we don't get Sakimoto-san as the stretch goal, I'm really not sure if I want to play the game, as he is essential to Matsuno's games.
Unless the Kickstarter starts picking up more steam, I don't see it reaching $1 million. I share your sentiments, though; if Sakimoto isn't involved then I don't think I would play the game.