I agree with you about Steam, but Valve takes all the credit for that. I will say that I have experienced a resurgence in my PC gaming the past two years thanks to Steam. Even with Steam in place though, the FPS genre is no longer PC-centric and the Western RPG (i.e. Bioware territory) never recovered. Dragon Age was the last decent isometric party-based RPG and it came out five years ago. That genre was as dead as a doornail until Kickstarter revived it. The FPS genre in particular bothers me. I can't believe how badly FPS's suck nowadays compared to the Serious Sam/NOLF/F.E.A.R./Painkiller/Half-Life 2 glory days. I hate that an entire generation has basically grown up without experiencing the FPS genre the way that it was meant to be played (i.e. with mouse and keyboard and high frame rates).
no, YOU'RE off topic