Sweeet, I'm going to blame all the next weeks unexplained network outages on "Atmospheric Radiation", and then I'm going to sight slashdot for proof.
Regardless of either Genre, the state of MMOs is in turmoil due to one main factor. Somewhere along the road of this great invention we call online gaming, someone decided that it was En Vogue to be a complete jerkoff to total strangers. As soon as its not cool to be a dick to the neighbor you haven't even met yet, MMO's will become fun again, for this gamer at least.
I disagree with your comment about science fiction games forcing you to think. I contend that both science fiction and fantasy games alike can be enjoyed without setting aside a score of mental faculties. In other words, both genres can be enjoyed while cooking dinner, watching TV, and facebooking all at the same time. While the scifi gaming genre may deal with rocket science, any 6th grader can excel at the helm of one of these mindless games.
100M over 6mo sounds pretty low imo. This same conference, the speakers mentioned it costs ~6M per security incident to clean up the mess. The panel also mentioned there are thousands of attempts a day on govmt cyberspace infrastructure.
Same Same. One of these days it will no longer be en vogue to steal music. (Dang that scarf that I can't afford sure looks cool!
This period will probably arrive at the same time its not en vogue to be a dbag to total strangers on the internet.