Ports are a necessary evil. They often reduce game quality, but they offer more profit (at least most of the time). If you look at the majority of the highest ranking games of all time though, most of them were exclusives, and that isn't always because they came out of a first-party publisher.

To people who say that wanting exclusives is selfish, you have to understand that accommodating two different console architectures can cause a lot of problems sometimes, since they often have their own quirks.

To Sporticus: I was confused as hell for awhile about your avatar. Personally, I think you should change it, since somebody else had it first, but its your account.

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson