As an old school Sierra fan, I can say the late nineties really sucked.. and were an incredibly confusing time regarding the company. The downfall of adventure games sort of coincided with college for me, so it was a bit handy in that I shouldn't have been playing games anyway.
Really glad to see everyone coming out of the woodwork over the last few months (well, Jane never really went away). Incredibly nice to see that message from Ken in the Spaceventure comments on KS. Not going to hold back my support for anything that Mark & Scott want to do -- it'll be an adventure game, and probably great.
Waiting for those issues of Interaction to show up really sucked, though.. And I never really saw the newsgroup posts.. There's altogether more information (and information control) out there, about everything, nowadays -- it's very different from the frustrating days of calling the Sierra 800 number and asking sales clerks when things would be released everyday (and getting a different answer from all of them... That drove me nuts).