Well, that was 2002, WOW was taking the world by storm, and for all we knew, Square was preparing to move the entire Final Fantasy series online. There was a lot of talk by quite a few companies that the entire INDUSTRY, let alone the RPG genre, was basically going to go online. Hindsight is 20/20, and from our perspective now, yeah, single-player gaming seems to be relatively safe. I think some of the initial novelty of online play has worn off, and I also think many companies have mismanaged their online schemes to the point where users aren't all that thrilled about being a part of them. But this is now, and our impressions were formed back then, and a lot of intelligent people were wondering exactly what was going to happen.
But I get the impression I'm talking to a brick wall. These days, you basically check to see if the name "Prime Mover" comes up, and if it does, you write a snide remark. You'll probably tell me that I'm full of shit, and that it really is my opinion you're responding to, but let's drop the crap, it's because it was me that said it.