I am an older gamer in my 30's with wife and kids, and as much as it saddens me to say, I agree with some of the feeling about pc gaming dying...
I walk into my local EB or Gamestop and a TINY section is for pcgames...all the rest for consoles.
I pretty much KNOW when I run a console game, it will be a smooth experience.
A 350 dollar video card, 1.5 gigs of ram, 15,000 rpm scsi, dual 20 inch lcd's, etc. I have and do continue to invest in pc gaming, but quite frankly, it's getting old. Three big titles a year (for my tastes) is really not justifying the money I spend on PC gaming to make sure I can run the titles with MOST of their options turned on. I really feel for the developers having to support so many variables of hardware/spyware/idiot pre-teen kids that whine that their Nvidia TI card will not work with a new game 4 years after their card was released.