It may be me becoming more cynical but isn’t every year described as a “momentous year” somewhere in the media? Certainly you’ll hear a lot of that phrase in the next few days!
It is true 2018 has had its moments but it will be overshadowed by 2019 and whatever happens with Brexit. And that is as political as I want to get!
In any case, I prefer a more positive review at the end of the year. Positivity and negativity can be contagious and I know which I would rather “catch”. Also, it’s not as if there is ever a world shortage of bad news, unfortunately.