So why give a list of possible modules? Or write that article at all, if all that he means is "we are probably going to do some optional rules. Maybe. Maybe not."
I mean, sure, I don't think that they'll finish all that. I already said that I don't think that they will fulfill all those promises.
But to say that he wrote a whole list of modules, show that in an article about what we can expect from the advanced rules and that this isn't the same as promising that at least some of those will be done? Please.
And what is truly the difference between a "promise" and an "intention"? Seems to me... the only reason why it matters in the slightest is so that some people can feel justified in their righteous indignation if/when some "promises" don't happen. They can be all "See! WotC is a bunch of liars! I knew it! Screw them!"
Some people hold onto this idea that WotC are bad people so tightly that they feel the need to set up a self-fulfilling prophecy for themselves so that their feelings can always be considered "true".