That's kind of the problem. It's Sonic Team. No matter where I go, even those that accept that Sonic had its good times and wasn't always bad also fully agree in unison that Sonic Team has basically lost any sense of direction and their few good turn-outs are but mere flukes at this point. Everyone talked about how they should work on other games for a bit before, but SEGA as a whole has made some terrible decisions (don't get me started on Valkyria Revolution), and you don't just take "Sonic Team," who have made every mainline Sonic game and many spinoffs for over a decade now, and put them on something else for a bit. SEGA would rather just work that sucker to death until something that causes an absolute hellfire happens again.