All I have to say is:
No one actually LOVES pumpkin. Go buy a pumpkin, cut that sucker open, scoop out some flesh and go to town. GROSS. You'd gag, I bet you any money. Or a can of unsweetened, pureed pumpkin. Same thing.
What "we" (myself excluded) all LOVE about pumpkin is CINNAMON and SUGAR. Which, FYI doesn't actually occur naturally IN pumpkin. So, please. Pumpkin was never meant to be in coffee or risotto or mac and cheese, or alcoholic beverages. Keep it in pie. Keep it paired with warm autumnal spices. But please, stop the obession. I'm over it (well, technically I was never really into it, I've always hated pumpkin). You should be too.
Besides, everyone knows the new gourd on the scene is the Butternut Squash. Pumpkin? Puh-lease. SO last season (er, last year, rather).