Ok, for real, if a friend comes to you with HEY DID YOU SEE THIS THING? IT LOOKS SO NEAT AND I AM SO EXCITED
don’t immediately go “well hopefully it won’t be as shit as the previous thing.” And when they start to tell you why they actually enjoyed previous thing, don’t continue with “honestly this sounds like this other thing that was really hyped and didn’t work out.”
I didn’t come here to get told why my excitement is invalid. If you don’t agree, just hang onto your skepticism for a little bit and nod politely. Friendship is not only complaining about stuff together, it’s also about letting each other be excited for things even if you don’t get it.
We are probably aware of the potential problems. Really. We know. And we’d be discussing those with people who have more specific concerns than “what if it’s like fable lol”