excess. Especially the latter stirs theorists' imagination, even if some experimentalists deplore the fact (theorists writing papers inspired by experimental data? oh horror...). A significant deviation from the Standard Model seen independently by 2 different collaborations in an experimentally clean channel happens for the first time in my life. In my private poll, the chances for the B-meson anomalies to be new physics are estimated as 1%, while for the diphoton the chances are 10%. This adds up to a whopping 11% chance, the biggest ever, of finding new physics soon. Moreover, if the diphoton excess is really a new particle, we are basically guaranteed to find other phenomena beyond the Standard Model. Indeed, most models accommodating the 750 GeV excess require new colored states with O(1) TeV mass, which are then most naturally embedded in a theory with new strong interactions at a few TeV scale. Not only would that give a boost to future LHC analyses, but it would also motivate building a higher-energy collider, e.g. a 30 TeV collider that could be constructed at a short time scale at CERN.
Anything may happen this year, for good or for worse. Cross your fingers and fasten your seat belts.