Giving up hope is hard. Most folks would much rather irrationally cling to something's existence in perpetuity than see it destroyed forever. Heck, it's why people still believe D.B. Cooper is out there living the dream in some South American fishing village, despite evidence indicating that his story met an abrupt end when it hit the Earth's surface at a few hundred miles per hour. Because of this, the announcement that Furious 4's development has ceased is kind of a bummer, even though we kind of knew it all along.