With the season reaching its conclusion, and Everton still very much in contention for a fourth- or fifth-place finish, Evertonians must be pretty pleased with how things have gone for them so far.
The Toffees have already obtained the same number of points after 30 games (51) as they managed over 38 last time around, and while a disappointing slump around the turn of the year saw them lose ground on the teams ahead of them, and crash out of the FA Cup, they remain on course to surpass their expectations.
Looking ahead to next season, the question of whether or not they will be able to maintain this level of progress will depend a lot on what sort of team they have by the time the new campaign comes round.
Will Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini still be there?
Will Tim Howard have genuine competition in goal?
More importantly, will David Moyes decide to sign a new contract, or will he too be tempted with a move elsewhere?
At the moment, all anyone can do is speculate.
But really, that's where the fun is.