I've followed the GI guys for a long time because their Super Replays in particular are usually pretty great. Dan always struck me as acting dumb because it's funnier to be dumb. Gaming can be serious but it can also be stupid fun and I'm glad someone is willing to just dive into the stupid fun stuff just like I really appreciate Patrick for exploring the more serious side of things from time to time.
As far as games go he does seem to be aware that his gaming experience is kind of limited. But if you watch the GI stuff he has gotten into off-the-wall games from time to time (Tail of the Sun for example) and here he seemed genuinely enthusiastic on the Mousecraft QL and it seems like he's been pretty respectful of the new stuff he doesn't know anything about (Divinity Original Sin for example).