"Think earnings will blow us away or blow us up?????"
Ticup, I have a bruised butt from previous experience, so let me give you a cynical answer to your question. Earnings might blow estimates away, but Walt might be quick to talk about how it's a fokking aberration and one-time revenue, just to keep things all square. It was that comment, the tax fiasco, and the split which really whacked me the last time.
I'm in the Missouri camp right now, and I ain't good at prancing. Walt, you show me, and then I will know. Yes, I'm still sitting on long shares. I won't criticize Walt, being responsible for the PPS at this very time, but the clock is ticking on getting it back up to where a lot of us bought, based on some prognostications out of his own mouth.
Show us the way Walt... some of us are beyond exasperated.