I fully agree though, people complain about the silliest thing. They don't want sequels/clones but their comments make it sound like they do. If game A steals a mechanics it's great and unique copycatting for the good. If Game B does it OHGODTHEINTERNETISTOOSMALLFORTHISOUTRAGE. It's nonsense.
Oh and one thing, which is a thing I've been living by for ages now, let's just ignore what developers and other game personalities have to say about what THEY think is important to games. Because whatever Cliffy thinks of Saints Row, and no matter the high amount of respect I have for him, what he says there is his opinion and I choose not to be afflicted by it.
Don't sell your stuff, seriously. Or at least keep the consoles and some titles. If you're not back in six months sell it.
I've seen people quit, sell and start again a few months later. Just take a break and if you play games try to play games with progression. Too many MMO's, multiplayer shooters or other multiplayer orientated stuff might kill your enthusiasm for it.
Here in Holland we went from top notch service to 'you'd be lucky to get your mail at all' in a short while. It really sucks though, you pay for stuff and it gets handled poorly because the company couldn't hire decent people (or well they could, but criminal 16 years old kids cost less).