Because if they're NOT confirmed, what they are is WORTHLESS, neither more nor less than that, and strictly philosophically speaking, there's little point in people burning away precious hours of their one and only life on things that are worthless. If I'm going to spend time on something, I don't want to have to look back on it years later and wonder what the hell I was thinking, wasting my time getting excited about something that proved to be so far off from what was in the movie that it's comical. If I'm going to spend time geeking out, I want it to be spent geeking out on the MOVIE, not on things that some nonentity somewhere in Internet-land INSISTS will be in the movie based on something he heard from a friend of a friend of a friend. And frankly, what if one of these rumors turns out to be so interesting that we get disappointed if it DOESN'T end up in the film? It's happened a lot of times; a rumor gets going, it sounds awesome, it turns out to be garbage and not in the film, and we're bummed; and when we do see the movie, we think it would have been better if the thing that was in that rumor was in it. Why should I do that to myself? Why should I permit my expectations to be played with like that when it's obvious we're all going to be better off going into that theater WITHOUT any expectations whatsoever? I didn't have expectations for the PT; why should I have any now? Surely, people here remember one of the stupid excuses that has been consistently hauled out to explain the people who didn't like the PT: "You just didn't like it because it didn't live up to the expectations you built up in your heads." Ignoring the fact that that's Huttcrap, the last thing I'm going to do is give that excuse any validity by getting expectations through rumor sites, and particularly now, when not a frame has been shot and no one is in a position to get interesting scoops anyway. If I like or dislike Episode VII, I want it to be for its own merits, not because it did or didn't match up to some rumor I heard two years ago. And that, too, is something to think about.