Ending on a high seems to work in getting folks excited for the future.
Considering also that this time backwards compatibility will be day one, we can enjoy them right away without the worry of a remaster coming soon after the next gen launch. Even better, after you get impressed by the game you then want to see it even more enhanced on the new console. Another reason to buy a new console.
It takes genuine talent to see greatness in yourself despite your absence of genuine talent.