(To be fair, during our podcast, the truth was revealed about who had become the true optimist and who checked their positivity about the show at the 2nd episode's door. That tidbit is about a quarter way through.)
The optimists winning makes us all winners a bit, no matter how anti-Dollhouse you really are. Having Joss Whedon get a season 2 on television has ALWAYS been a good thing. The creators will surely take into consideration all the complaints and cringing and focus on all the good feedback about the show. Joss posted on Whedonesque last night and promised some terribleness too, so that's promising.
I'm excited about season 2 and am really looking forward to what's in store. I still say mash Dollhouse with the Buffyverse! Think of the possibilities...souls and imprints and slayers oh my!