as for the true fans comment what i meant was people that like action rpg's and want ff7 to be one so they have a new arpg to play. though with nomura in charge im not confident he needs to take some lessons from naoki yoshida.
Again I fail to see what that has to do with being a "true fan".
I wouldn't hang up the controllers for good just yet. Sure the mainstream stuff may have us all jaded (many of us here at the 'fan are in our 30s so we've been gaming our whole lives), but looking at all the independently developed stuff that's on the horizon through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding means- Indivisible (from the developers of SkullGirls) looks cool, I enjoyed the demo of Celestian Tales: Old North and 'fanners who've played the recently released first episode came away with positive impressions. And we're seeing plenty of cool indie stuff in several genres on PSN, the Nintendo eShop, XBLA, Steam, etc.
I myself have thought about giving up gaming this year. The majority of stuff I've done for RPGFan lately has been soundtrack reviews and voice actor interviews (which I LOVE doing and what's got me more excited than ever). At this point, I have nothing to write for a GOTY feature because everything I've played has been mediocre at best. Even my best review this year, for Transistor iOS, I liked the game but it isn't GOTY material.
But I will not give up on gaming. People making games these days, they're people our age who grew up with the likes of Phantasy Star 4 and Chrono Trigger and want to create something to stoke the magic of their childhood like that. People making cartoons these days, they're people our age who grew up with stuff like Thundercats, Gargoyles, etc. That's why some newer cartoons like Adventure Time (later seasons) and Steven Universe (later seasons) are good.
I've definitely thought about that myself. People making cartoons now were our age when we watched cartoons, so it's funny how 'in tune' our tastes can be.
I definitely wonder when/if I'll be quitting gaming...
except the cartoons when i was a kid are superior to what we have now. adventure time is pretty braindead while cartoon's when i was a kid had positive messages imbued within.