Here's what I don't want to see. "You enjoy this game and genre, but you don't enjoy this other game and genre. Therefore, you're stupid". If I wasn't engaged by passage, the path, or every day the same dream, it's because I wasn't engaged by passage, the path, and every day the same dream. It is not because I am a drooling caveman who only likes pretty lights and hitting things with sticks.
Apparently the reviewer is HOLDING THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY BACK because his review didn't make it out to be a shining golden ice cream cake made of happiness. I mean, seriously. I hate it when people tell me I'm dumb for enjoying what I enjoy.
Well, Dear Esther sucked. It committed the cardinal sin of being -boring-, and being set in a medium wherein I could wander around, FURTHER stretching out the story, made it worse.