Congratulations on totally missing the point.
While I must admit to finding Notch's disinterest in the conservation of CPU and GPU cycles personally irritating, and the complications involved in installing mods (such as Kinniken's Millenaire) as frustrating as hell - the fact remains that Notch has created something that is extraordinary to millions of people - including me.
Perhaps you have some expertise that i am unaware of, but your attitude suggests you have little understanding of what makes a game worthwhile. Notch has created not only a virtual ecosystem, but also a real one that has spwaned excellent mods like Millenaire, texture packs, downloadable worlds, Portal homages - not to mention the brilliant BlueXephos & HoneyDew Yogscast, or youtube fanvids from PaperBatVG and SlyFox. And that barely skims the surface.
I don't think you "have seen everything" Khyber, you have missed the Romance in Notch's universe - it has it's own beauty. It insprires wonder and
fear, frustration and anger - whatever you like. It also has awesome people who are willing to take a risk and put their hard work out there - just for the glory of it. I agree with unigrad_2000 - I'm proud that people like Kinniken are on slashdot.
I'm also proud of my son who made a Minecraft fanvid and posted it to youtube entirely on his own. Admittedly it is 2 minutes and 11 seconds of pig slaughter, but it is something. (and if the authour of a famous minecraft mod were to leave a vaugely encouraging message e.g. "pigs are awesome - keep making videos" here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44OlF_qspP8
he would be *so* happy