Ah, right then.
Let's make some outlandish claims about the game and compare them to actualities after release.
Estimated characters: 30
Estimated stages: 40
Estimated game modes: 10 (including break the targets, training, etc.)
Estimated items: 70 (assist trophies and pokemon included)
Top tier (of revealed characters): Pit (his recovery sounds awesome, as does his final smash, and projectiles are always good)
Bottom tier (of revealed characters): Snake (from gameplay videos he looks slow and his attacks, while humorous, are underwhelming)
Characters not returning: Game and Watch, Mewtwo, Falco, Marth, Roy, Pichu, Dr. Mario, Sheik, Young Link
Newcomers (or at least a few): Ridley, (Star Fox character goes here. Slippy Toad?!), Captain Olimar, Wolf Link/Midna, Paper Mario, Mii, billions of others.
Anyone want to bandy anything else around?