This is the problem, I am an individual and this that the experience has shown me is that the vast majority wants flat experiences. There are people what even would be happy with a big red button labeled "I win". You know, casualization, over simplification, games that you play for fifteen minutes, that is what the great masses want.
And in consoles, is worst, because there is even more casualization. You only have to take a look to CoD or Assasins Creed, the same game over and over... and it still sells fine !!!.
May be you are right and I am overreacting, but across my long gamer life I have become accustomed to wait for the worst. I have seen how my loved hobby has become more hollow with the years, due to all these simplifications and this that the masses want. So I do not have much hope in the great mass anymore.
But we will see that Mawhrin is able to deliver.