And what's so bad about that? You seem to imply they're the root of all things evil in PS2. My primary reason for not entirely agreeing with the OP is as I stated earlier - it's a factor of redistribution of SOE PS2 resources. SOE wont do anything unless it's statistically proven - that alone seems to take about a week - and as a result it usually means someone is on payroll. That's one less individual(s) researching data for the things that actually mean something to the game's attractiveness and overall performance. In contrast to everything else, while I understand the OP's claim.. sized up to other issues, this is really a miscellaneous topic on the list of needed changes. I simply disagree and these are my reasons; otherwise yes, It's a legitimate claim, but these things need to be taken into account.