I understand the pessimism. But it will go away. All of the people complaining will find themselves on an early-fall day with a bright sun watching BYU take on WSU and famed-BYU-Alum Mike Leach. If the Cougs win that game, everyone will climb back on the bandwagon. It is just the way it is.
I admit, independence has been rough, especially if you live/work with lots of Utes. The schedules aren't really impressing yet. The beat down by Utah last year just underscored the discrepancy. But every season is a new dawn. And this year's team could be great.