This cycle is probably a bust...
This sunspot cycle sucks....
You guys are too much! First everyone says we will get a Maunder Minimum, and then we DON'T and you happy. And now we get a cycle that isn't as robust as cycle 21 and you are sad.
Guess what: You deal with what you got. I think this sunspot cycle is just FINE!!! I have been a ham through cycles 21, 22, and 23. This is just fine. Not KILLER, but fine. We all had lots of fun working DX on 10 meters in October and we are still a year or two from the peak. Even in cycle 21 we had periods of good and periods of bad.
Be happy for what you have. PLEASE! Life is too short to spend it complaining wishing things were different.