I say this will all do respect... Kachi, are you the King of Trolls?
Response/questions to your responses:
1) I don't read enough of other people's posts to agree or disagree with you here, but everything I read of yours describes you as a very pessimistic person.
2) a) What type of work do you do that allows for this type of predictions and what other games have you predicted as failure? b) You sound pretty confident, what do I win if you're wrong or are our opinions subjective and what you think is a failure could be a success to me... therefore I can never win a prize? c) JP subscriptions could be enough to keep this game alive. There is a reason they still support the PS1 and PS2 in Japan.
3) a) Extrapolation is never a good thing when human variability is involved. Showing "y = mx +b" will allow you to extrapolate with 100% accuracy but with human intervention you have to many variables that can shift the outcome. b) You know what "assume"ing does right?
In closing, Your opinion is subjective just like mine. As someone who has seen what we are going to get, on a substandard level, I can say this game is 100x different than 1.0 and its also 100x better than 1.0 It might not be for everyone but in my mind, SE did a good job trying to revamp a dead game.