Dear Mr. GarriottA note from Mr. Richard Garriott:
"[O]ther than a few exceptions, like Chris Roberts, I've met virtually no one in our industry who I think is close to as good a game designer as I am. I'm not saying that because I think I'm so brilliant. What I'm saying is, I think most game designers really just suck, and I think there's a reason why."
And now, a note from Mr. Abraham Lincoln:
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I'm not going to belabor the point, but when he hasn't put out a decent game in twenty years, it might be a good idea to back off the chest-thumping for a while.