I think it's a bold statement to say that he ruined it. I mean, you're along for the ride, and sure he did shit for the sake of getting the goat of the reader, but it got that much of a response out of you and the books aren't even finished yet.
So, I guess it's kind of entertaining to hear a story not go the way you want it to? I don't mean that rudely, but twisting your expectations for how the story should go is kind of cool.
Typing of the Dead is an amazing exercise in the ability to type latched on to a cult favorite arcade shooter. It's remarkably bad in a good way (originally), and the one thing it has going for it is the shiny coat of dumb that makes it stand out from the regular typing exercises. ( Though some Minigames of the Mavis Beacon series try pretty well.)
It was the perfect excuse to buy a keyboard for the Dreamcast (because it certainly wasn't the web browsing.)
Though, English of the Dead on the DS takes typing of the dead and makes it a lot more interesting... given that you'd have to write the words on the touch screen.
@lastsonbackup: the thing that's backwards about that statement is that the majority of LPs out there, If they all play the same game, they don't actually offer anything new. You can press a different button at a different time or react to something differently than anyone else. the problem is that people can't watch the LPs for the game, the youtubers have to rely on people enjoying their personality to have any relevance.
They don't offer commentary, when I watch these LPs, they don't offer any insight on the level they're on or the game they're playing.
Honestly, you can do the Let's plays all you want, but if you expect to make a career out of it by not actually offering anything other than a play-though, then don't expect it to be a living.