Giantbomb's "shows" since ryan's passing (rip) = Sit on couch, be goofy and grouchy (jeff) ,live stream games which they usually don't prepare for.Dwindling duders lap it all up and defend them like whiteknights. Youtubers and twitchstreamers put in more effort in their videos,and don't treat games they might not like or understand as jokes, treat them in complete disdain and subject to incessant ridicule. The op is absolutely spot on. To me,creative and well produced content,sprinkled with the energy that gb had was what sat it apart from other catchall sites.That energy is no longer there, replaced with whatever it is that jeff brought. I believe many of us who have been here from the start, and who don't post often, could see the slide in quality, and hope that there could be changes. Not just for the premium items, for all users of the site.
My pre-emptive answer is Yes i can.