I understand where he is coming from. But what they must remember, is Nintendo didn't leave them, they left Nintendo. That group, that once loved their NES and SNES, drifted to PS and almost totally abandoned Nintendo for the PS2. That's where the 'real' games were. The GC was a kiddie system.
Coming into this gen there was no way Nintendo could beat Sony's tech or MS online. Any attempt to do so would be suicide and as most of you might remember, many an analyst, professional or mere forum goer surmised that this gen would kill Nintendo.
So Nintendo zigged while they zagged. Their old audience had left them so they went looking for a new one, and found it, and how! This path has diverged them even further from that old market that Ms/Sony now dominate but why should Nintendo care?
End of the day, the bottom line is this: Nintendo is crazy f---ing profittable in this business. MS and Sony are not. So why cater to a group that cannot be adequately profitted from? Fighting on terms set by Sony/MS and 3rd parties?
If Nintendo went back to the way they were it'd be the end of them. Thank God they aren't that stupid.
In the meantime, tomorrow's game critics/journalists, who are equally female now, are growing up loving the Nintendo that is.