Don't mind Pootie, he's just tired of vanilla and is showing his homosexual tendencies via Gears 3.
Gears 1 was ok and Gears 2 was meh so I'm not in a rush to get Gears 3. Especially with Saint's Row 3, Skyrim, and Battlefield 3 coming out soon.
Horde mode is the only reason to buy this (IMO) so I can wait for a price drop. Which will probably happen before the end of the year.