Seeing as my last few posts might make me appear a bit belligerent, I'm gonna turn down the sarcasm and aggression. And, since people probably want to get their nerd on, this will be my last post addressing SirMustapha.
Mustapha: Remember, the forum is a community. Your first words in this thread were, "Remember this comic is pandering to a 'class' of people who consider social ineptitude as a sort of virtue" -- a broad-brushed insult aimed at the community in which you are participating. On top of that, the strip is not about social ineptness, but overthinking a problem, which was stated explicitly in the comic; maybe they're usually this socially inept, but even people who aren't have days like this. The last strip which might be interpreted as about ineptness, vaguely, was Wrong Superhero, five strips ago, which gives four strips since then not about social ineptness (Sheeple was about arrogance, and the humor of unintended literalness). Finally, are you a fan of science fiction? I suspect not. SF is notorious for putting the Idea before the story and characters (e.g., Susan Calvin). I am not saying Randall is an Asimov, but that what draws your ire doesn't matter to the rest of us, because the appeal, at least for me, and I'm sure it holds for many other fans, is the idea of the strip.
I have no reason to doubt your claims that you are a former fan, hoping to reclaim that spark you felt before; I'm sure we all have some work we wish would return to its glory days. However, look around the posts. What's the number one thing that's going on in these threads? Usually, the thread is not about the comic, but geekiness relevant to the comic -- in this case, we have a bit of a discussion of game theory popping up. Even if that's not the case, your repeated statements of dissatisfaction for every new strip are perplexing. For example, when the Sci-Fi Channel aired the series "Mad Mad House," I found the forum, and posted my reason for disliking the show *once*, then moved on with my life. The issue is not your dislike for XKCD, but the fact that you always say the same thing; your posts hardly ever provide new information.