So defender Stephen O'Donnell insists he does not mind holding off for another few months as the Jags bid to win their first final since a famous 4-1 success against Celtic at Hampden in 1971.
Despite booking their place in the Ramsdens Cup final with victory over Cowdenbeath last Sunday, Thistle have to wait until April before battling Queen of the South for the trophy.
It is only in the last two years that the fixture has been held nearer the end of the season rather than in the immediate weeks after the semis, but O'Donnell reckons the extra time will only increase the excitement levels at Firhill.
He said: "Nobody remembers the semi-finalists, it is the winners in the final that will be remembered.
"Queen of the South are a good team. They put us out of the Scottish Cup last year, which was hard to take with them then going down to the Second Division.
"They are winning a lot of games and they are playing well. I know a couple of boys in the squad and they say they are playing well just now.
"It is a long time to wait, but we will look forward to it. Anyone who gets to the final deserves to be there, you don't get there on luck.
"Hopefully we can beat them and get a trophy in the cabinet. The wait for the game gives you something to look forward to.
"We will switch off from the Ramsdens Cup and focus on the league, and the Scottish Cup, when it starts. It means we have something to look forward to at the end of the season.
"The momentum of going from the semi and into the final is not quite there, but I am just happy to be in the final.
"It was a tough game for us at Cowdenbeath, and we knew we couldn't play the kind of football we like to play, it wasn't the day for it. We knew we had to win and get to the final by any means necessary.
"We were a bit more direct in the first half than usual and the gaffer told us to just keep going. Thankfully we got the chance and Steven Craig stuck it away."
Meanwhile, Jags forward James Craigen has signed a one-month loan deal with Forfar. He has been on the fringes of the Firhill first team since joining in the summer and will now spend the coming weeks at Station Park.