I guess we've just become really spoiled, or maybe, as others have said, we've just become boring and mediocre. Games these days really aren't trying, but why should they? They're selling like hotcakes on a formula that is "tried and true." There's really not a lot of room for innovation in today's market, and the games that do try to branch out tend to flop. Only on rare occasion does a game that is different break through the market and become successful.