its that group of online mutiplayer fps players that i see most of the hate come from. and because the gaming media *coughgameinformercough* wants to apease them they jump on the bandwagon.
Gameinformer reviewed and gave good scores to Radiant Historia, DQ6, Tactics Ogre, Ys: Oath... etc.
I personally find this conversation lame. At every gaming convention I see vids and pics of I see plenty of jrpg cosplay action, and sales seem to be decent at least for most new jrpgs released.
Who cares if outspoken CoD fans think jrpgs suck?