Originally Posted by CharlieG
It's just wrong
to me that Frozen Bubble wins poll after poll like this.
Don't get me wrong, Frozen Bubble is a good game. But it's not that good. There are much better Free Software games available. Battle for Wesnoth and Freeciv are hands down miles better than FB as individual entities - so much more depth and so much more complex. And there are many more examples
of better games than Frozen Bubble. To be honest, they should not even be in the same poll - it's like a poll including nano and openoffice.org; they're vastly different in terms of scope.
Also I can't help but think that any poll that still includes xbill is flawed. This whole awards system needs rethinking.
I think you are a bit too harsh with FB and XBill. They are great time killers... Especially FB which seems to regardless of how many times you've played it, be fun and different each time. I especially find FB a game to show to little children (~5-7 y/o) who just love these type of game. Simple, challenging and fun. Not to defend it to death here, and would have to say that this title should be considered more like Edutainment than entertainment, though it is quite entertaining.
Of course there are better games, but just like you said about OOo and nano, it not only depends on the scope, but also in the task it is used for. I would have to say that OOo is too combersome for simple text files manipulation, especially configuration files, takes too long to load, and the files are not that complex, nano on the other hand starts almost immediately, allows for quick edit (no Emacs/vim commands turmoil) and save your file. So in a way it can be more efficient than OOo, but OOo can produce rather complex documents much more easily.
I would have to agree than if either XBill or FB are included in a poll-vote award, they should be in the < 10 y/o target category, otherwise known as Edutainment.