I think that was actually from an ANN article (? heh).
Aside from the movie, it's been about 3 years since 2nd gig came out. I think that's a pretty good time to keep the suck away.
Shirow allegedly has boxes and boxes of backstory and information on the GITS universe that I.G. has access to, so I can't imagine there's nothing they could put out with some quality.
You're all right though, it's preferable that they put out nothing, than put out suck.