Naw, I hear ya. though I suspect as bowli mentioned that a lot of it is because the medium is young and it's major players aren't risk takers with the stakes involved

that being said I feel like the industry is getting restless, things like spec ops:the line, and such are tentitively exploring new ground, heck even CoD decided it needed branching paths and suchlike.

I think this conversation might be very interesting to revisit after the release of Bioshock Infinite assuming the legends about it are true.

Either way, the medium is all about interactivity, there is no shame in preferring that particular element of it =P