Lol i did. I was just bs'ing with you. It was not bad though. It added more to the gameplay. Sonic, shadow, knuckles and tails should be the main focus imo but i can see why people like the others. If they execute them in a very good way, then extra characters wont feel so weird. Sonic adventure and sonic adventure 2 was pretty good. Sonic 06 had good ideas that was poorly executed.
Say was Sonic 06 the one with Silver or something?
So... How is that more than 3 characters? Of course I missed playing as Knuckles and Tails but what does that have to do with the topic if you're complaining about more characters?
Versus XIII is coming in 2014, GTA5 will be awesome, and PS4/Xbox 720 is coming in Dec. Lightning Return will be super awesome and I don't care what you think!
The series has established so many original characters, and many of them have been playable at some point, each one offering a little different game play element. Now, they are trying to make Sonic the only playable character, and taking people don't like it when something is taken away from them.