Instead of flat out ignoring us or giving us the (up to now) false hopes of "soon", I'd much rather have one of them say, "Ok, we're not giving you guys anything until XXX date. Then maybe, if we have time, we'll see if we can do something."
They're probably afraid of losing players, but come on... we've stuck around for this long, we're in it for the long haul.
That would at least be honest.
I think we've earned that much, some truly honest bits from em.