Man, its gotta suck being a Silent Hill (or a Konami) fan at this point.
I am one (Silent Hill fan I mean), and I'm gonna tell you that it doesn't matter. And it doesn't matter because Team Silent close that book with SH4: The Room as nicely as they could have done back in the day. Really only SH: The Arcade and Shattered Memories were (by its own merits) decent efforts, but Silent Hill was already over by then and I guess that's the problem the publisher and fans had problems accepting.
Regarding, P.T. it really didn't have to do much with Silent Hill itself more than being a new kind of what Silent Hill was originally. And much of P.T. is as good as it is (or was?) thanks to the sound design and the claustrophc presentation they went with. Also, it was great
seeing the Fox Engine used to scare the hell of people.
Even Sonic fans don't have it this bad.
That's not true. Besides, isn't a portion of that fanbase way too strange for its own good?