I've been reading a few posts about the gaming industry and thinking about blogging a reply when I realized that wasn't where my heart was. In many ways I agree with Blackrazor in that the beauty of role playing is the immersive nature of the game where you are social, but more importantly, imaginative. I love the various genres and flexibility of rpg's compared with board or video games. Even so-called sandbox video games don't come near the variability of a good campaign. Railroad modules, themselves, are easily opened up by a good referee. I care less and less about industry reports when I see all the new modules reviewed at Grognardia and that are available for extremely reasonable prices.
We will always dream of new and cool products (and that is extremely fun), but what I like about the OS community I've recently joined is that we're doing that already. Every week high-quality (and, admittedly, low quality) home brew products hit the web. I look forward to opening Google Reader each evening as much as clicking through eBay or visiting my not-so-local gamestore.