I like buying games made ny the really tiny companys. I ussually wind up with something great and original. In the cases where I don't check up on the game first, it's either great and original, or hilariously bad and a good lesson in bad game design. The mediocrity and repetitiveness common in the bigger companies is rare.
Right now I'd like to get something together for Don't Rest Your Head
(adept-press.com), or Dogs in the Vineyard
(lumpley.com). I also like Burning Wheel
(burningwheel.com/) just because it managed to make an integrated background and character generation work, but It's really better for long games and I don't want to run one of those right now.
Anyone else into these sorts of games?