For everyone discussing why adventure games are dying/dead, just becaues you don't like linear, plot-heavy, dialog-heavy, adventure games doesn't mean we feel these are bad qualities. There just aren't enough of us around to finance the increasingly high production costs. BUT, if someone would just make a game with cheap graphics but great puzzles, dialog, and story, they will make money.
OTOH, While I LOVED The Longest Journey, there is no way in hell it competes with Sam & Max, Grim Fandango, Maniac Mansion 2, Gabriel Knight 3, or Space Quest 4. And the Ultimate King of Adventure Games is Gabriel Knight 2, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a complete and utter moron!
Ahh...I love my coffee and flaming in the morning!