I totally agree with you.
I personally think games are always better before they go mainstream...because commercials start airing and all these people who really only want to play the game because they want to be cool and they ruin the fun of the game because they don't try to play correctly.
It's the same way with music and bands.
Once a band hits it big and goes mainstream big time...it's like they sell their goodness and soul to the satan of media. Then all their music starts to sound the same and all these stupid people start liking the band for only one song and never bother to research any other songs by the band. GAH...it's so annoying!
I mean I am glad the game and the band are making money and all but at least try to stick to your roots.