Re: Jumping on the bandwagon
I think the entire concept of jumping on bandwagons (and the negative connotations that go along with that) is a little ridiculous. I tend to support young players when they first arrive because I always like seeing things change and seeing the WTA status quo shaken up a bit.
People always support (or at least follow) young players with a lot of potential when they first start because they have no opinions formed about that player to begin with, and that player has a chance to really change the way things look -- to be the next "great" player. We see this with Robson and Larcher De Brito right now. In the case of someone like Nadia, she was a familiar figure on the tour by 05-06, so the excitement level would not be as high. Even when she had that great run at the French in 03, people had already seen her and formed opinions about her before her success. The same is the case with Dinara. People already knew her before her success, so the bandwagon would not be that extreme.