Honestly if a couple of results went the other way / luck / other teams failed to win etc. I think we'd be talking about this season differently. The run of teams around us combined with us capitulating really knocked the wind out of most supporters.
I won't say we're down till its mathematically impossible and will have hope going into the next few games. Should we stay up an overhaul is needed, the cracks in the team were just covered by our brilliant performance last season and came to light in the premier league. Personally, looking at it long term, relegation would be better for us this season (although I would hate it) to rebuild and come to promotion again. I feel that if by some miracle we stay up, next season would be the same, and we'd end up being like Sunderland have been the last couple seasons.