I think that having seen what an organisation with a business driven approach or a lack of it, has done to our hobby in the past - GW, TSR, Wizards of the Coast, and so on, Martin is justified in being Cassandra.
We all hope it will be positive, but to some extent I'm sure we are all cautious to some degree, cynics that we are.
Then again, we have it in our hands to do something about this if we think that our worst fears are coming to pass, even the **gasps on shock** cancelled subscription.
The way I keep my Son Patrick away from the darkside is to buy him White Dwarf regularly - his first flush of excitement gives way to a kind of despair when he sees all the stuff he has to do etc. Then I say "Never mind son, paint some Stugs, you'll feel better". Works every time.
So for the moment I'm optimistic that someone with some business nous is in charge to whip all you lazy contributors into shape
and I will keep my lookenpeepers open for amoeba like takepvers.
Then again, if FOW started 15mil Napoleonics like the rumours have it, I wont give a stuff if they turn it into an in house mag. ( Any gen on that particular rumour, Barry?)
See, fickle as well as cynical. Maybe I should apply for the Opinions page!
Vex me Not, or I will have you dragged awhile....