I agree - I don't necessarily see why a 'fractured' fanbase is necessarily a bad thing. Lots of people enjoy lots of Sonic(s)! Great! As I've thought about it more and more, I really don't see what anyone could posit as an alternative - a completely unified fanbase? It's a laughable notion, honestly. I like SatAM for what it is, I like the movie for what it is, I like the games for what they are. They don't need to necessarily all converge and really I don't think I want them to.