He made a couple other absurd comments such as equating the difficulty of learning a game as that of telling someone they have to learn Spanish before they can enjoy this game.
If CliffyB really said that then Mark Rein's description of him as an idiot is completely accurate. That said, if the best game ever made required knowledge of the Spanish language, wouldn't you want to learn Spanish so that you could play it? Hell, I learned Latin and Greek so that I could read Vergil and Homer, and that was entirely worth it. If a game isn't worth the learning curve, then that's a strike against the quality and depth of experience provided by the game not against learning curves in general.
Arma virumque cano, Trojae qui primus ab oris
Italiam fato profugus Lavinaque venit
Litora -- multum ille et terris jactatus et alto
Vi superum, saevae memorem Junonis ob iras.
Of arms and the man I sing, who first came from Trojan coasts to Italy and Lavinian shores exiled by fate -- much that man was buffeted both on land and on the ocean deep by the violence of the High Ones, on account of the unforgetting angers of cruel Juno.
Sorry, couldn't help myself from doing some Latin.