Well, here's more fuel for the fire. After considerable run-around in getting a copy of the game to run successfully on my machine (auth code mixups on the promotion company's end), my preview code expired. Atari graciously forwarded me a full copy to review. I wanted to get something to the Escapist in a timely fashion and completed the article within a week.
This was back when the game was just released. If I'd known it wasn't going to press right away, I would have taken more time with the game.
Anyway, the patch wasn't out then. So no, I didn't run it with the patch.