"I realised I don't play games for the challenge. I don't need or want to be punished by a game for making mistakes. I play games for what Ron Gilbert calls "new art". I play to see the next level or cool animation. I don't play games to beat them I play games to see them. Coming to that realisation was actually sort of important for me."
- Gabe, at Penny Arcade
(Quoted because this is exactly why I play games, too. This is similar to why I love Rock Band so much: it lets me immerse myself in the fantasy that I'm a rocker the same way sandbox games let me immerse myself in the fantasy of the game's world. It also explains why I vehemently hate fighting games.)