Okay, now I'm laughing at the fact that you're laughing at me. I am currently a very emotionally guarded pessimist. Hope? More crazy alpacas and me finally finding the second hidden Evergreen Meadows area, that's what hope is.
But what I meant to say in the previous post was that there is hope for a conversation with you after all. Not that your post has disproven my point in the slightest.
The two of us seem to come at life from two very different places. Some explorers like to take to the skies and ignore setbacks on their way to their goal and say that everything is wonderful anyway, and others like to keep their feet firmly on the ground and take things one at a time, cautiously checking everything to make sure it won't come back to bite them later. I am the second sort of person these days.
You can laugh at me and say that I am afraid and have no joy, but when the airship you're on gets too many setbacks and reality catches up to your wonderful vision, it's the practical person who remembered to give you a parachute that is going to save you. There is a point, in trusting your fellow human beings, when hope turns into insanity. (God has no such point, because he is never wrong and cannot lie, but fallible human beings can be wrong and can be liars. Best to keep your wits about you on that.)
I might laugh at the idealist falling out of the sky, but I am ridiculously slow down here. In terms of the new content, you crashed out of the sky and came back, and I sat here and slowly examined all of the decisions and numbers and calculated all of the risks. Who wins in the end? Both of us do.
Because by the time the idealist has crashed, wandered around, and found another airship, laughing all the way at the foolish pessimist who thought they were doomed, they will arrive at their destination only to find the pessimist has had time to walk there and that they are in the exact same place.
And thus, here we are, developer and customer, on the verge of the new content launch. We took different roads here, but we still got here. Neither road was necessarily better - it just was.
My hope is that you understand this now. We do need people like you around because people like me might take too long because we don't want to risk anything or give up, and hopefully you understand that having an eye toward the practical side of things isn't an attempt to kill your operation. I want to see you guys succeed. Keep going. (Sensibly, practically, but yes.)