What if the last Harry Potter book in the series was only 100 pages? Don't be upset previous fans, this is not intended for you, it's intended for married adults with no time to read. You should be happy because it's a great 100 pages!
Since when has Call of Duty been a 30 hour franchise? The analogy is flawed because it doesn't even really apply to the situation, I was just trying to give it to you in terms you might understand.
I want a good long game, not a bad long game. No one is arguing for bad long games.
So buy one? This product isn't intended for you, it's never been about making a long game. I am not even a fan of this game but I can't slog it for not being what I want when the authors never had that intention in the first place.
Once again, since you don't seem to understand this, you can play a game for a few hours a day. You don't have to beat it within the week.
Once again, you don't seem to understand the difference between time and attention span. The former is a factor that can affect the latter, they are not intrinsically linked though. Attention span problems are not caused by time alone in the first place. I can play something for 2 hours or 20 hours and still not want to play it anymore.
If you play for a few hours a day and then decided, hey I don't want to play this game anymore it's too long, you either dislike the game or you have a short attention span. Neither of those reasons are because you have a job and/or a wife. Thus "I'm so sick of the 'old man with a job' argument."
Your argument seems to be "i am sick of hearing this" as opposed to having any real basis in reality. When people say they are ok playing shorter games due to time demands in real life, that has nothing to do with attention span. Zero. You seem to ignore how stretching out an experience can strain the human memory as opposed it's short term attention span. If you were to recall a movie right after you saw it, chances are it will be more fresh in your mind and you will be able to easily remember events. If you try a year from now it will be considerably more muddled. The story in most games is a large part of the gameplay, asking people to play 2 hours every weekend or whatever for a year is going to ruin a lot of games for them.
Now before you come back with "well they arent intended for them then just like you said!", the game's authors will determine their product length, not forum dudes who just want every game to be 60 hours long. So if game makers want to make shorter games because it suits the majority of the industry then theres nothing wrong with that. There's something to be said for making a quality experience as opposed to simply a long one anyways. Making "good long games" costs a shitload of money and industry budgets are already sky high by the way.
Put more simply, go play Dragon Age instead of complaining about how other people shouldn't be allowed to enjoy Call of Duty if they want to because gosh they're all just stupid people who have no attention span!
Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles DE, Ys IX, God of War
Watching: Lupin, You me and the Apocalypse, Days of Thunder