I think you just hit the nail on the head.
I it is more scary not KNOWING what is going to happen. So when all you see is a big show of power you aren't scared as much as when you have no idea as to what your enemy is about to do.
Basicly with a big show of power you see right away what you would have to do to stay alive, but when you don't know what your foe is plotting then you don't know how to survive his attack.
[ July 16, 2001: Message edited by: Gabrobot ]