Wow thats quite harsh. Firstly I think its good that we get behind Raven. I have been a fan of their work long before it was announced they would be doing JK2. Secondly, I hardly think that JK2.net is after the "inside track" as you say, they are just tipping there hat to a great software company. Thirdly this should be in Threed Hanger as it has nothing to do with JK2 the game. Fourthly, of course their site isnt going to make a big deal because they are profesionals and they want look exactly that, professional and confident.
Genius is limited, unfortunately stupidity is not thus so.