Maybe I've been reading the news too much.
But one of my pet peeves IS all that 'fan-expectation' stuff.
"I want what I want and how I want it is how I want it and I pay money so I DESERVE it how I want it."
It just pisses people off and encourages other traits that are worse than merely being pissed off.
I'm not saying you're doing that either but
It is a very human trait to believe in things without knowing or even acknowledging what the facts are.
And then people go and throw their ego around saying, "No, THIS is how it is and you should think more highly of me because I say so."
No, I am with you on that, that's why I was attempting to bring a touch of levity to the whole thing. For the most part, I see that a bunch of people are feeling negatively about the releases thus far this year. And some are giving up on there being another. My initial comment was an attempt to keep people cautiously optimistic, hence the bit about pure conjecture.
Lets be honest, we have a 50/50 chance of getting a release that will please people on Halloween (we either will or we won't.) Now some people are thinking it's better to be negative, that way anything released that is of interest to them will be a pleasant surprise. But then there's these other crazy people (I'm including myself) who want to enjoy the anticipation. That way even if there isn't a release we still got to have the fun of anticipation, that sense of wonder.
As far as ego goes, who gives a fuck, everybody has a deluded self perception some of the time. Proof of that is as simple as listening to your own voice on an answering machine, shit, that probably shows how old and out of touch I am, do they even still make answering machines?