'k, we can all put down our hatchets and agree on one thing--Josh Smith has looked not good more often than he's looked good. And though the schedule hasn't been a cakewalk, 4-8 is pretty much the low end of the reasonable expectations spectrum. The season is yet young; one doesn't have to look too hard to find teams that are (horrors!) four games below .500 a seventh of the way into the season, and for most of us a "successful" season would have been somewhere in the 45 win range and at least a competitive performance in a play off series.
Smith, however, remains as polarizing as ever. Those who hated the signing are sitting pretty (while not enjoying the season, of course) at the moment. Those in the middle aren't liking what they're seeing so far. Some defenders of the signing are now expressing doubts, but others still like Josh Smith the player and see a realistic chance that his signing will, in time, make the Pistons better.
So, let's do this all scientific, like, and apply numbers to the collective moodset. (Full Disclosure: I am well aware that there is absolutely nothing scientifically valid about this poll, what with the haphazard wording and the absence of random sampling. I am just choosing to feign scientific precision in a desperate attempt to overcome the feelings of embarrassment and inferiority that led to and resulted from the proto-mullet I displayed in 1985. Evidence of my desperate insecurity)
Below are five options that I hope cover the general range of opinion on the desireability of attempting to cut bait on this experiment and jettison Josh Smith. Vote early, vote often.