GNOME shell exposes performance issues and driver bugs, which in principle means that those performance issues and driver bugs will (hopefully) be fixed, making the drivers more robust and performant down the road. How's this a problem?
Sadly, for quite some time people actually believed that was real. I had several well-intentioned friends trying to convince me that I should drop C++ and learn [insert fad language here] because Stroustrup was being evil when he designed C++.
Whatever happened to the already-existing "cite" element and attribute that have been a standard part of HTML for years?
I see it as being beneficial mostly to the vast majority of web designers who don't actually know HTML and just export stuff directly from DreamWeaver or whatever. Also, I haven't looked at this particular player, but I would hope it has a nicer set of controls than the default HTML5 video container's controls.
Nearly everyone seems to be missing the point to this. It's not something the user installs, it's something that content providers use to provide their video on the server side. This is a GOOD THING - it makes it much easier for websites to transition to HTML5 without alienating users who don't have HTML5-capable browsers.
And not only will there be no "egg" on their faces but you might expect they would send out "new" stock to deal with this issue.
And even DVI is already starting to go away.
And how do you expect them to store the digital video or watch it? In 50 years, DVD players will be even less common than VHS players are now, and those are ubiquitous - could you really expect any current storage media to be readable?
They did at least give Counter-Strike a passing mention, but the lack of Team Fortress, and even moreso the lack of Threewave CTF seem like major ommissions. Also, that site seems to be optimized for getting as many pageviews as possible. There's no reason that article needed to be split up into 12 slow-loading banner-loaded pages.