LateReg wrote:I have no doubt that the experience of waiting has been far more fulfilling for those who navigated the spoiler thread, no doubt about it, and I know I missed out on some fun times. But I have an honest question. If given the choice between watching this thing with everything you know, or erasing your memory and watching it without knowing a single thing, which do you think you'd prefer? For me it would always be the latter, and I admit I'm a little flummoxed by those who would choose the former. I can't imagine someone ever saying "I wish I HAD known that going in!" but I know a lot of folks in regard to films past who have said "I wish I HADN'T known that!" But that, to me, is the trade off. You have a better time waiting for the thing to come out by delving into spoilers and just hope you don't get too much...but portions of the main event may be less surprising as a result.
I understand what you are saying, and agree. I've been trying to avoid big plot spoilers as well. But I will say that there weren't big plot spoilers in that thread. Not that I saw. I still feel I'm going in mostly blind. I honestly think even the people that know a lot of stuff are still relatively in the dark.