I used to feel sorry for people who dwell on the negative and struggle to put things into perspective, and I still do to a certain extent, but I wish they had the emotional intelligence to notice how damaging their little out-bursts has on everyone around them. I think it causes a lot of damage to places like this and I'm sure a lot of people are put off hanging around, never mind joining in.
Maybe Mark could correct me, but it seems to me that MW has acquired very few newbies over the last year, despite Andy's Wimbledon win. I've been a member of this forum for four years to the day and don't ever recall such a dearth of new members. Now I wonder why that could be?
How exactly do you expect him to return to full fitness without actually playing competitive tennis?
You think that not being fully fit within four months of surgery means it's a disaster? Really?
And what is the clock ticking for exactly? What could he have achieved by not having the surgery that he isn't achieving now? He's already got two Doha titles, so that's not a biggie.
Try to see the bigger picture. In six months time, if all goes well, Andy could be playing better than ever.
Without the surgery, it's likely Andy's form would have gradually got worse and worse, and people who know no better would have got angrier and angrier at him.
Also, as I see it, had he gone without surgery his career could well have come to a premature end. Did anyone want that to happen?