Poor R&D on both hardware and software are to fault. However its not all doom and gloom for PC gaming, alright FPS players are converting to consoles in there droves, but RTS and mmorpg players will always prefer pc. At the end of the day you might slate it but the success of WoW has kept pc gaming profitable. 11 Million at nearly £10 a month, you work out the numbers, and there only just releasing it in Russia and South America. Theres great expectation for Warhammer Online as well, I have always preferred PC's but I have always like Role Playing (ask my GF
) I think you chose your platform dependent on what game types you prefer, and were hitting this mark where consoles have hi jacked some of the more traditional PC genres, I think though with Digital Distribution and the mod squaders that PC gaming is a chore, and its not for everyone, but I love my PC, I love the fact that I built it with my own hands, using nothing but my cunning wit and use of fire and brimstone to give me my personal gaming machine
...I will now go put on my night elf costume and go shopping in morrisons...see if I can get frisked by the security guard (again) !!