I had posted this piece in another thread, but rather than derail that one with a new discussion, I figured this would do better on it's own, considering where it could lead to, so without further ado... From the Scourge Botcon preview thread: I realize I'm taking a negative look at everything, but it's a fair question to pose considering so many folks seem to be rather disenchanted with most of the news so far. I've never seen a year quite like this one before, so many people have negative reactions to the Botcon set, ROTF lineup, etc. And that's alright, if something doesn't please me, I'm not going to sugarcoat it and pretend. I also don't go with a trend unless it's really won me over, so I'm not some pushover who just liked such and such figure for the sake of doing so. So why should anyone else? I realize there are folks who are on the pro side of the news we've received this year so far, but the amount of negative postings has floored me. Is it just me, or are we seeing a legitimate number of negative responses to what's been shown so far? Is 2009 the year of fail?