I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Microsoft are really pushing Halo Reach. I suspect it’s important to them that it’s successful and that the community accepts it.
One fan – aka Donkiekong76 – is so hyped about Halo: Reach that he’s turned his basement into an UNSC ManCave for Halo Reach.
He’s certainly pro Bungie. I notice the way he plugs the Bungie forums at the end. I wonder if that was pure and natural fan insight or whether he had prompting.