Ragging on "fakebook generation" is nice and easy, but to me it seems rather misguided - after all who`s to say that if we were born in certain age we wouldn`t be a part of it? And it is certainly pointless: those imaginary culprits won`t care a jot.
I too would love to click on a news item about a new roguelike game on some mainstream site and see it describing a traditional RL instead of a 100 000th Isaac clone. However, my belief is that trying to fight this new wave is our version of tilting at windmills. Instead we should promote the core elements that made the Majors great and explain to newcomers why it is so. And also support and celebrate those who still keep working on the, ahem, "hardcore" RLs.
As it is though, it`s just another day here and another person told to fuck off
. For the record, I never maintained that Krice is the sole reason why this forum is tumbleweed-strewn: there are a few factors contributing and some are just a function of the current situation: niche genre, old school attitude, sometime harsh critique - not necessarily bad things.
But whoever thinks that bunker mentality and arrogant front will help the cause, they`re kidding themselves. The kids will just move on, streaming around this place like US did with those small Japanese island-fortresses in WW2. And some of the "true" RL devs won`t bother coming here either, because of the bad rep.
Just take a look at DF or Cata forums, even though dedicated to single games, these places are buzzing. Here, not so much.