That doesn't make it okay. Like I said, celebrate what you like as much as you want. Heck, dunk on the parts you DON'T like in good measure. But don't be callous to actual PEOPLE. It sucked when classic fans did it, and it sucks now. And this is such a minor, fan-wanky issue that I'm gonna spoiler tag it, but: Spoiler "Meta Era" continues to be an egregiously poor descriptor. With the sorta-kinda exception of Generations (and even it gave in-universe justification for what it was doing), the only thing notably "meta" about the Sonic brand was the way Aaron Webber ran the Twitter account from 2015 to around 2018. I think era descriptors need to be more objective than that, or at least more direct, which is why I never liked referring to any part of the series as the "dark age." "Classic" comes from Generations, "Adventure" comes from the name of the game that established the formula. So what's wrong with "boost era," anyway? Especially assuming we're not getting any more boost games. On a much more important note: The journalist in me was incentivized to try and verify this. And uh... I can't actually find a source for where this leak originated. Or more specifically, I can't find Zippo himself posting it either on ResetEra or on Sonic Stadium, where I found he also has an account. The earliest instances I've found, weirdly enough, *both* come from the exact same MINUTE of the day on Friday: A Twitter user posted about it at the exact same time as someone on 4chan. It didn't gain any traction, though, until a much larger Twitter account posted details around 4.5 hours later. Frustratingly, ResetEra doesn't let you see post history unless you have an account, but scouring around there, I still haven't been able to find Zippo personally linking to that blog. And the fact that he opens the post by explaining why he's suddenly breaking leaks HERE, and not on Twitter, just made me suspicious. Assuming anyone with a ResetEra account can find him linking to it, it'd be nice to at least tie him directly to the leak.