now you're just bordering on insanity. you don't need to be an author to critique a book. I might just be a 'video games enthusiast' but I have a pretty good idea of what's fun and what isn't.
apparently you think only programmers and game developers deserve to have their opinions heard. let me educate you. these games are made to sell to and please the consumers. "disgusting commonfolk" such as myself. I would say that since the opinions of these non-programmers, non-game developers are what dictate sales, what they think is pretty relevant.