And why that's bad for gamers.
Luke O'Brian at Slate posts an article describing why the good imaginative games that indie developers create are not making it to the mainstream. Stardock gets a mention for GalCiv.
In addition to the points Luke makes, I think the criticism to any PC app is also a deterant to making games (and other apps). Gamers want more game/graphics/etc. for less money and any gaps due to that lack of budget aren't shrugged off like a indie-movie would be.