Exhibit A being an ideological stance. I've known* Charles since he was a young whipper-snapper going by the handle charlesjustcharles on PlanetCrap; he's very passionate about gaming and I like reading what he writes, even when I don't agree with it. Having said that, I'm not sure I'd hold him up as being representative of gaming culture in general (sorry Charles, though I suspect you might agree). And Charles' ideological stance on EA and market fragmentation doesn't really address the substance of your argument. *that's Internet-known, obvs.