Had to comment on this.
Would it have done any good for them to come out and say "we are NOT excited" about either of those? The point of being in business is to be excited about what you are doing and hoping that your customers will share that excitement. It doesn't always happen but if a business ISN'T excited about what they are producing I would call that business uninspired.
Anyway, did not mean to derail the discussion.
I honestly don't know what they were thinking with Ilum.
Ignoring the performance issues, the basic design of the RvR basin was terrible.
They should have known much better from WAR.