Brian Fargo tried to make Wasteland 2 a reality for a couple decades, he's a reasonably big name with a long history, yet he couldn't get anyone to sign off on it, he went to Kickstarter and now they're in the final stages of development of what looks to be pretty good. It's the same story with Obsidian and Project Eternity, experienced team with a decent track record (yes the games are buggy, but they're good despite that) and they couldn't get anyone to sign off on a Baldur's Gate successor either. What chance does a smaller team without a big name have?
I've backed a couple dozen projects and I haven't been disappointed yet, I don't doubt I will be someday, but that's why I only put the big money on proven names or finished products.
/. is also home to nerds who are very concerned with maximizing their numbers and having a larger e-peen. I have never said (that I remember) and will never say (unless I'm drunk or high) that no one needs super-high resolution monitors, but a lot of the people that want them only want them because the numbers are higher, not because they have a real need. It's the same thing as people complaining that their new phone doesn't have a quad-core, they don't NEED it, they probably won't benefit from it, but their computer has a quad-core so damnit their phone should too!