I agree with you to some extent. I do think that SyFy is a little risk averse, but at the same time I wonder if they are worried about the potential budget for another Battlestar show. But while they dither, Battlestar gets dimmer in the memory of people. Blood and Chrome really should have followed BSG, but since that didn't happen, it should've come out a year after Caprica.
At the very least it would be great if they put the webseries out since I'm guessing the pilot is already done.