I completely saw this coming. I think it was obvious when you watch the Heaven and Hell DVD that those 4 guys really loved playing together again and that it would probably go somewhere.
But Brad, you are mistaken on two counts.
1.The new songs were quite good I thought. "The Devil Cried" was pretty mediocre, but I think "Ear in the Wall" and "Shadow of the Wind" were quite good.
2.Sabbath released a handful of great albums post-Dio era. The Tony Martin era albums are far too overlooked for how good they are. TYR and The Headless Cross are remarkable albums IMO.