All very interesting and useful in planning my radio activities.
If they predict excellent conditions, I will be on my radio trying to make as many contacts as I can.
If they predict poor conditions, then in that case, I will be on my radio trying to make as many contacts as I can!
You might be right; the peak may not be here yet. Nonetheless, I think we're looking at fleeting F2 openings at 50 MHz at best, almost all on north/south paths. And the polar openings last fall on 10 Meters will not likely re-occur, unless there is a similar spike during an equinoctial period. The current equinoctial period is a waste on 28 MHz.
However, 17 Meters has been impressive during the last week over the poles.
The sun is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. We've been "studying" it for less than 200. Enough said?