Nevermind. Maintain low expectations so that when your hopes fall, they don't have far down to go. Cartoonist Jim Benton reminds us of the dangers of reading comment threads.
Except for Neatorama comment threads, of course. Neatorama commenters are brilliant, thoughtful, polite, good-looking and smell nice.*
*Except for that one commenter who always smells like an old gym mat. You know who I'm talking about.