Originally Posted by concernedottawa
Setting expectation levels allows people to accept and influence change.
No matter what level you try to "set" expectations at, the usual gang of flipper-outers will flip out. Every time. That's why you now have developers who want to build a 25-storey building "propose" a 3-zillion one which will plunge the entire Earth into perpetual shade and kill all the children. Then, after phoney consultations, they "compromise" at 25.
This is the rule of the game, set by the NIMBIES themselves, even if only unwittingly.