This is a valid point, at least the bit about previous history. They had a much hyped candidate in phase 3 several years ago, and they burned investors in a bad way. Then this year the way the RD head hiring and firing was handled, especially with the not so good Galaxy data in June left a bad taste. I don't mind when people call it accurately one way or the other.
Exactly, their track record with SYMMETRY is so bad, that an investor would be foolish not to question if G is headed in the same direction. Especially with all the warning signs you just mentioned. Makes total sense why the short interest is so high.