There's an end to this madness?
Dunno, but I've always felt the game was more or less like Warcraft in terms of gameplay, with no end in sight. Does that mean there's going to be an official story or campaign mode? Having an end seems more fitted to single-player anyway.
Anyway, I'm glad we cleared up that confusion about strongholds. I'm going to assume that finding a mineshaft doesn't mean I've found a stronghold, even though mineshafts may be part of strongholds, as a bigger picture. So, it's possible we'll still find one.