Lately, like others have mentioned, I think it's just the state of the genre. It's all pretty stale. You know
something is wrong when a Tales of game is considered one of the best current gen jrpgs.
Thankfully, I do have some PSX/2 games I missed out on growing up and have them in my backlog to play now. I also appreciate that I can throw on my rose-colored glasses and enjoy those older rpgs as well.
All I know is that a few people at my university hate everything from Japan. Their first exposure was that horrible Dante's Inferno anime. They refused to believe that Zelda and Mario were Japanese games though, because 'they're good games! They can't be from Japan!'
In same the same vein, people who make rants like that, then go off on their love of Street Fighter make me facepalm so hard.
I honestly have no idea what you are talking about, Alicia. I have been made fun of by more people for loving hockey (several) than I ever have for liking JRPGs (0).
Snooty people? I haven't run into anyone like that on the east coast.