Ok, so lately I've been frequenting the Diablo 3 forums (not recommended for sanity sake) and also the Starcraft 2 Forums, plus other places around the net and I keep seeing the same thing over and over and over. If we assume the Internet opinions are valid and represent a majority opinion (yes I know, big assumptions) based on the reactions to every single one of their current games (Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 with patch 1.5.1 and with the next WoW Expansion, Mists of Pandaria), Blizzard seemingly can do nothing right and that they are now the pinnancle of evil in regards to gaming, who ought to burn in hellfire (yes hyperbole, but you get the idea). Now maybe I haven't been paying attention to this much, but where did this epic amount of hate come from? Unless I'm seriously mistaken, every single decision they make seems to enrage a decent number of people, no matter how logical/stupid/illogical/requested/not requested it is. I remember people being very angry that Starcraft 2 did not change much from the Starcraft formula, yet people are infuriated that they radically changed Diablo 3. People also feel Mists of Pandaria was pulled out of thin air, despite people specifically requesting the race when asked for new races for next WoW expansion, even though it was originally an April Fools joke (Blizzard was apparently surprised anyone cared about it, but due to fan request, Pandarans made it into Warcraft 3). Have peoples expectations grown to near impossible proportions. Is Blizzard trying to do too much too fast? Is gaming (now that it is far more popular then 10 years ago), more aimed towards the general market and no longer a niche thing that has clearly defined boundries? Are gamers getting jaded as very few things are new (you can't keep inventing new ideas forever, it's a computer program). Discuss, and keep it civil (asking this on any of the abovementioned forums has generally devolved into a trollfiesta/flamewar because people have VERY strong opinions on these subjects).