Some people will never be happy unless they get their daily fix of news etc.
Yes, we were all demanding daily updates.
I am building a game at the moment and for two years I get the same thing whether there is something to report or not. Good luck with the new job.
Do you constantly give these people time frames in which to expect things and then miss them badly, only to give another one to miss once again?
Why the harshness? People have lives, crap happens. Believe it or not there is a world outside the internet.
Programmers by nature are always defending themselves and that is why we always get the standard, don't ask, we will tell you when it is time to tell you and not before. Users on the other hand are just anxious to see or get the new toy being produced and are nothing but happy, enthusiastic and short on patience. Some where in the middle is where both should be, each displaying a little more sensitivity.
Back to the situation at hand, I just looked outside and I have an announcement to make, "The sky is not falling." The new owner may be better or worse but one thing for sure is each and everyone of us will cope with whatever it is. Let's put on a positive face, wish Rick all the best and welcome the new owner whoever they maybe with open arms.
Just my 2 cents with little sense.