As someone who spends most of their discretionary income on video games, and pc peripherals, I can't help but be infuriated by this guy. If something is good people will buy it, look at star citizen; a man built up his reputation enough and people were willing to invest.
Yes, this creates barriers to entry, but let's not kid ourselves..now more than ever if someone makes something great it'll get found out and fast..and it's our (the gaming communities) "only buy games on sale"/"won't pay full price unless it's amazing" mind set that spurs that on.
Capitalism, I mean jeez..read a friggin' book guy.
As an aside, I realize this is framed as a minority opinion, and a lot of times gamer's opinions are minority opinions so credit to this guy and to the person who wrote this.. being good enough isn't easy, and often being great is more about the understanding of the discretionary psychology of a mob more than 1's and 0's.