This is fair. A few years ago my father and I went down to Dallas to watch Notre Dame play Clemson in the Cotton Bowl. It is still the most painful thing I have ever experienced as a sports fan. Meanwhile, I just don't care about this season.
But yet, looking back, I am happy Notre Dame made it that far that season. While the game was awful, the season wasn't bad. Sure, I don't care that they're bad now, but I have a feeling I will be an absolutely miserable sports fan if they continue to be bad for the next decade. There would be no hope for making any of these big games. No hope for clowning on rivals for a year. No hope to even exit the abyss.