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Look, I understand your utter fucking disdain for The Sims 2 - Hobo Adventures in Interior Decorating #2234 and Command and Conquer 33: Yuri Gets Botox...
But this shit sells.
EA is a large company. They are legally bound in their responsibility to maximize shareholder profits.
What this means is that they will not waste funds on some fringe product that won't sell because people would rather see a clone of a beloved geriatric franchise instead of some new meat on the market.
Case in point: most of the largest upcoming titles in production are all sequels. Fallout 3, Diablo 3, Far Cry 2, Star Craft 2.... I'm seeing a pattern, and it's a lack of AAA studios putting out new shit for us to play with.
So until us fringe fuckwits can organize the masses into buying enough copies of Spore that it rivals whatever shit Blizzard polishes to a shine and stamps their logo on... stop ragging on EA for doing their job.