I think what the naysayers are missing is the belief that things can get better. However, this seems to be a front more than anything because they wouldn't be on this forum (especially Triumphs) if deep down they didn't have some type of hope. What I think it really is is a cry for attention - "hey, you have had some success, but that doesn't mean I will! In fact, I will never succeed!". What is someone supposed to say to that? I don't blame people with SA for being cynical as hell, but there's absolutely zero chance of recovery if you don't have a slight bit of optimism and the ability to appreciate even the tiniest of victories. Just because you think you have it worse than another person doesn't mean you are **** out of luck. I used to think I had it the worst, but at 24 I grew sick and tired of being miserable and used that tiny drop of hope I had deep down to change my life around, starting one fateful night when I went, feeling friendless and alone, to a bar - by myself - and refused to leave without a number. You truly never know when things will change for the better, and you may be in a situation where no one will help you towards that goal. I was, and I had to do something about it myself.
Congrats TC, keep us updated on the situation!