I'm impressed that, bar two replies in this thread, everyone's being pretty sensible about this. (edit: three replies, Sales2099 showed up)
The majority of people who would actually go out and buy these Ratchet & Clank games were never upset about Sunset Overdrive (although admittedly, I'd like to play the game but I'm not dropping £429 to get access to it).
The issue was the increasingly erratic and unfocused Insomniac we'd seen since 2009.
It was never a case of "hmpf, I'm never buying an Insomniac title again" but more "I won't buy anymore Insomniac titles if they're going to be up to the standard of All 4 One or Fuse".
Obviously, there's still time for this title to fall into that pit too. But they're saying all the right things. This is the Ratchet game I've been wanting for 4 years. Characters returning. Storylines being revisited. Traditional gameplay.
And I think anyone who was a true fan of the series would recognise the potential here and wouldn't 'leave' Insomniac. Like I've said in another thread, I could never truly give up on them because they're still the developer who have provided my favourite gaming experiences time and time again.
I think that most feelings hurt over Sunset Overdrive are because while the game looks like it could be a ton of fun, it's an exclusive... but Insomniac fanboys are probably fanboys for R&C (mostly...), and would love to see more R&C. Thus, we have a problem of, do I need multiple consoles in order to play all of their games? That upsets me a bit, because I don't have the money to spend on two consoles, but I do want to play all of their games. It just felt like a slap in the face to do that. I don't believe that the cloud is necessary any more than any other argument we've ever heard about how X exclusive is only possible on Y console. However, I'm sure they probably got a pretty good deal from MS to do it... Still frustrating.
But yes, their recent titles have been disappointing. They aren't even terrible games. Just okay ones. They had a lot of potential to be great, and really failed to execute.
And I can't help but get excited for ItN. ACiT is still one of my all time favourite games. Plus, Talwyn returning? Voiced by Tara Strong? Yes please! That was the one area I was let down by ACiT. Talwyn, along with Cronk and Zephyr, were pretty much just dropped completely.