Let's go back in time. POTC, SM, FGY and WOF. POTC was ACDC prequel. The best selling modern STERN, a complete game with lots of toys and a wiz mode. The question was could they duplicate their success. SM was the MET prequel. Promising game, raising the bar and had everyone in a frenzy until code issues. Any of this sound familiar? FGY was a fluke as Keith was not to code it but it turned out that way with Pats departure. It squelched some of the pitchforks but couldn't hold them all off. Code was initially an issue but everyone was rewarded with an epic mini wiz and wiz mode from Keith. His swan song. WOF bring us to the prequel of Avengers. The forgotten game and the crowd riots.
Let's go back not so far with Shrek, (24, CSI), Batman, IM. Rehash, people object but at least they chose one of the complete games. 24/CSI, the dark days and turmoil and both these games reflected that. Batman, the can't miss theme with the blast from the past designer. Met with optimism, quickly squelched by unfinished code. IM becomes the hit of this period and makes everyone forget all the shortcoming before it.
BBH, Avatar, Transformers, Tron. I will spare you but my point is Tron's success made all other issues disappear.
ACDC, X men, Avengers, Met, ST brings us current. All they have to do is have Lyman come through again and the circle of life will continue.
This is nothing new, you are just hearing from the latest victims. I swore I would never come back after WOF but MET and ACDC got me back. I have been fooled twice, shame on me. New titles, regardless of theme will simmer for at least a year past release for me to consider, if at all. Your kidding yourself if you think this will change.