I'll defer to your perspective Max, as you have a better view of the situation from your perspective.
I sincerely hope it's a bit pessimistic!
On the other hand (there are 5 fingers), and given the slippages in predictions over the last 2 months I have some doubts for the short term. As much as I love BM's blog, I wonder if the schedule is more likely to be kept if he instead focused on coding and less on marketing.
Again, his is another perspective I'll defer too.
Really love your book & BitShares.tv. Keep up the most excellent effort, and best wishes for us all in this new year!