There's some solid arguments made in this article. However, the fact that the comparisons keep reaching back to Halo 2 and Gears of War makes my eye twitch a little bit. Obviously, the whole write-up stems from console FPS players. Sorry, fellas, Gears of War and Halo aren't the standard bearers for FPS gaming. The whole thing kind of brings to mind a 40-year old whore getting a lecture from the 15-year old whore -- who just started giving blow jobs herself -- on how to properly suck a dick. Sure, the 15 year old might make a valid point -- you gotta work the shaft while sucking -- but old whore isn't impressed. She knows you gotta work the shaft, play with the balls, stick a finger in the asshole, and deep throat that cock until a shot of salty man chowder slides down your throat. It's that superior product that keeps the john coming back. Start dropping any of those important elements of a good blow job, and the greenbacks will just go to the next whore who'll do step up to the challenge.
The article really should have started off with the paragraph: "INFINITY WARD AND ACTIVISION FUCKED UP THE PC VERSION AND TOOK AWAY DEDICATED SERVERS, THE BACKBONE OF MULTIPLAYER FPS PLAY". Then I could have digested the rest with much more gravitas. As it is, it's 4th graders discussing their favorite X-Box games and completely missing the bigger picture.