Mike S I think the answer to your question is yes I’m afraid as we get closer the frequency will definitely increase and worse I’m sure the media is planning all sorts of Doom and Gloom scenarios for our delight and entertainment.
I suppose there are a lot of people out there genuinely scared by the whole thing and will spend the time up to then on their knees praying or whatever else they do. Some groups might even throw a few 2012 Dinner Dance and Virgin sacrifice in an attempt to forestall the event.
However I suspect that for the vast majority of us we will not worry ourselves unduly one way or the other safe in the knowledge that 2012 is just an arbitrary number based upon someone’s back calculation to the birth year of Jesus Christ. So if you are a non Christian the number has no significance whatsoever.
If you think that the Mayan prediction was right about 2012 just ask yourself were the Mayan even aware of Jesus and or the date he was born ? So by their calculations 2012 may already have gone... or won’t arrive just yet.