Originally posted by FromWithin
Nope, the reason is because very very few publishers will take the risk on an original product.
Of course you are right, but I wonder how different things would be if game developers were given freedom to do whatever they want. These developers are creating games to earn money and I think most of them will create whatever will sell the most i.e another fancy looking FPS WILL sell. So while I do think there would probably be a bit more creativity if they had the freedom, I do wonder how much.