I agree with most if not all of that. The only point I’m making is: don’t forget about “Bob”.
I believe that not everyone is a “casual player” or an “elitist” … there is a middle ground that makes up the vast major of a games population. These guys are what I called “normal players” or “Bob”.
You don’t see them on the forums a ton. They don’t have elite street creed and they aren’t a casual squeaker complaining online.
They often times are the ones “paying the bills”. They vote with their check books. These “Normal players” are also the most marginalized group.
Woah, did we just start talking about macroeconomics?