I, of course, 100% agree with you, Bruce. Although it speaks to the issue of why people listen to games podcasts, or read gaming sites in the first place. I think a primary motivation is to keep up with what’s new and buzzworthy. I suppose my hesitation in discussing Clank is that people have already had a chance to determine for themselves whether they like it or not. So why do they need to hear us pontificate about it?
On the other hand, there’s a lot to be gained by discussing games that continue to pay off for you - that get better each time you play them, or that continue to return to the table for some reason - versus games that we get excited about, play once or twice, and then ignore (e.g., Scythe, for me).