Desmond isn't necessarily a great lead off hitter. LaRoche isn't necessarily a terrible clean-up hitter. Chad Tracy isn't necessarily a lucky bastard who got one of a handful of XBH he'll have all year (though probably...)
The "nay-sayer"s aren't wrong. Neither are those predicting a deep playoff run.
It's only natural that we want to draw some conclusions right away. Finally meaningful data! But it's just as silly to do it with game #1 as it would be to randomly pick game #130 and say that Brian Bixler going 3-4 with a HR proves he should be starting.
I'm never going to tell anyone what to do. Go crazy about it if you want. But I will tell you you're silly for doing what you want. You're silly! (sorry for working so blue)