Why agonize? I tend to not pay attention to games coming out (except release dates) so that I don't see too much. Companies can release trailers which don't spoil the game, but just seeing a specfic area (saw a volcano area), or shot tidbits of a boss, you know a bit about what's coming.
Zelda I agree with, Nintendo only really showed a clip saying "we're making it like this", but nothing to get excited about. However you can base expectations for Zelda, Uncharted, Halo, etc, based off experiences with past entries.
The way I see 2014 is "mostly sequels to meh games." I'm not hyped for another Assassin's Creed or another Call of Duty. I haven't even been able to keep up with the franchises.
Out of curiousity, how many games are you still planning on buying in 2014? I only have 3 for sure (Smash Bros, Phoenix Wright Vs. and Pokemon) and the other games I have pre-ordered are 2015.