I ran across this on another forum and just had to post it here. It makes alot of really interesting points on the state of the market and I agree wholeheartedly. Its also partially why I don't play alot of games, especially online ones. http://lostgarden.com/2005/09/nintendos-genre-innovation-strategy.html It's a healthy read, but worth it. Don't worry about the scroll bar, there's about 7000 replies after the initial article.