Obviously you weren't that interested in the film coming out if you didn't seek out news articles or reports related to it. Personally I was, since I'm into film in a big way and sci-fi is a genre I particularly enjoy. So I was disappointed when I discovered Scott Card's funding of anti-gay lobbying groups as a result.
I was super excited about the movie when it was about to be in theaters and I still didn't seek out news articles or reports about it. Not trying to argue, just saying that just because a person doesn't see every little thing about an upcoming movie it doesn't mean they're not a huge fan.
And that's the last I'm saying on the matter. As commented a few times, to each their own.