If there is one thing Formula 1 is brilliant at, it's talking itself down. So, after two exciting weeks of testing where the new faster cars provided some decent thrills, spills and a great deal of uncertainty ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, there remain those eager to be all glass-half empty about it.
There are the complaints that the shark fins and T-wings are ugly. There are the fears that overtaking will be non-existent. There is weariness that the same Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull teams are out in front. And of course the cars aren't loud enough.
But I'm afraid to say I'm not a member of F1's doom-and-gloom club. In fact, I've never quite ever mustered up the energy to even think of applying for membership.