Look man, these posts were almost 4 years ago. Bionicle G1 had been dead for about 4 years at that point and although people did want it to come back, most people thought it was never going to happen. G2 was a surprise to everyone, myself included. When the first images leaked, people were unsure whether to believe they were real or just somebody trying to troll a still somewhat active fanbase. Although I myself was pretty excited when the first images were leaked, I do admit that I was sort of skeptical that this was actually true, but as more images were leaked, it seemed more and more likely to me and others in the community that G2 was going to become a reality.
Also, ps, if you look at Var's full post, he says
which somewhat goes against the point you were making