I say development and impatience.
I don't think there's anything wrong with the choices we've made, but they haven't been developed well, and in the main supporter's expectations have been unrealistic about how long it should take for this development.
There's nothing that makes our choices inferior to others, bar the usual later choices that turn into guns from nowhere.
Longmire discussed in the papers how the image of Fyfe in a swans jumper haunts him, since they planned to select him with their next pick after Rohan and Jetta.
They were sure he'd still be there, but the Dockers snatched him at 20.
The Swans ended up using their next pick on Sam Reid at 38.
There have also been articles where Mark Harvey has expressed absolute shock at how quickly and how well Fyfe had come on.
So, as much as "we should have picked him", no one else seemed to know he'd be such a gun, even those teams that clearly rated him.
Also a question has to be asked about what we are trying to achieve with our choices?
Wins now? or a premiership team in a couple of years?
I know these 2 things aren't mutually exclusive, but they're not mutually inclusive either.
Anyway, I've been surprised by some of the insight from Cameron Mooney at times when on the radio, and this morning I heard him discussing Melbourne's list briefly.
He said from playing against us for the last few years, his opinion is that we have kids who clearly have talent, but either they haven't been developed well, or they've been developed in the wrong way, and told to focus on the wrong things.
Neeld will rectify this, but it will take time.