I think someone (besides Steve) would of said something by now. This is a big deal, and I believe some other statements should have been released by now.
About that coming crawling back, you're right, I would crawl back in a second if I knew Lucas Arts still had Sam & Max coming out. Hell, I got more excited when I found infinite machine died, and Lucas Arts was doing the game, I thought to myself "Who better to do the job." I've always liked Lucas Arts, they just made it too hard for me to like them right now.