Is it wrong of me to want her to hide away for a bit? I would obviously miss her and getting updates, but I think it might help her to take a bit of an extended break -- make people miss her (kind of like what Janet did) -- bring back some of that good will. IMO after she's done touring and with the Christmas stuff this year, she should go on break. Vacation for a year+, get inspired, record an album, get into great shape, and drop that new album when she's 50.
I just don't see any good coming out of new music right now. Sure, I'll be beyond excited whenever it comes -- but I want it to feel like an event like it always has been. And, most importantly, I want it to be a great Mariah Carey album -- MIAMTEC are big shoes to follow.