As a once PC only gamer, I now only game on consoles. Here are a few things why I think pc gaming is on the decline. The cost to keep up with the latest and greatest is just to much. Now with HDTV becoming very common among home users, people can now game in Hi-def from the comforts of their couches. No need to be in front of a small 17-22in monitor. Ease of use. Insert a game disc and press play. No need to type in serial keys, no need to download and install patches (manually). Piracy - Bit torrent is killing pc sales. Just go download an ISO, install a crack and you are playing COD 4 for free. There is hope for pc gaming.. EA is talking about a unified gaming system; the PC is almost there. Simplify the OS; keep the hardware the same of about 4-5 years. Have multiple manufactures (like the current PC industry) and keep the prices low. Add free extra stuff, like HTPC capabilities, cable-directv tuner card capability plus end the format war with a hd-dvd/bluray player. Then life will be good.