* Spoilers of course *
I just read an article and found myself agreeing a lot with the author where Ethan Winters is the worst main protagonist in RE, is this why Capcom killed him twice? XD
So the reveal where Ethan was dead and about die a second time have not mattered to me in anyway. I also felt relieved as I'm hoping that since now he's dead RE9 will go back to the roots.