Heh, everytime I say that modern games are usually crap, I often hear this reponse
"If they were bad games, they wouldn't be selling"
I just want to remind that Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears are top sellers artists nowadays, and movies like Tomb Raider Men in Black 2 and Scooby-Doo (Which I haven't seen yet, but from what TRUSTABLE people told me, it sucks big time) are doing very well in the box-office.
Twistin Ghost already talked about that a million of times here in EAB. Substance isn't needed anymore today, and most people will rush for everything that's new, be it good or not.