I signed up for an account after years of reading Bluesnews to send you a personal message.
You are an absolute disgrace to the gaming industry as a whole; not to mention to anyone with a PhD. You need to hire yourself a PR representative, and not interface with the buying public, ever.
If your name is attached to anything, you won't be seeing my dollar. In fact, you won't be seeing thousands of people's dollars i'm willing to bet for the exact same reason as I'm stating here. You're ignorant, self righteous and full of shit.
Perhaps this is your "schtick", how you make money (being an ass) and it is the only way you'll get recognition for anything you create. Being quite well involved in the gaming industry myself -- I can tell you that your ideas about game design when it comes to user interfaces and control schemes is rather flawed. You will NOT consider any kind of constructive critism, and insist that if someone does not want to bother to learn an intentionally complicated control scheme, that they are in the wrong and "dont have half a brain" to understand it.
Derek, it isn't about understanding your archaic control scheme. It is about making a game fun, yet challenging.
For some reason you feel the need to engage people online in an e-peen war flaunting your "doctorate" around as if it means something more than what the rest of us have done and are doing with our lives.
Basically Mr Derek Smart; get over yourself. You are not as hot as you try to make yourself sound.