We aren't normal consumers of music. My sister is a normal consumer of music. The same applies to gamers. I care more about what an actual player thinks than what a theorycrafter thinks, because actual gamers express how they feel rather than trying to tell me why they feel it. Theorycrafters can sometimes be extremely valuable. Some of them are very intelligent and make cogent arguments. Some even go on to become successful game developers (remember how I started as a theorycrafter?). The problem comes when someone trusts too much in the theory and not enough in reality. As an audiophile, if you trust too much in what you've trained yourself to believe, you lose sight of reality. For what it's worth, I still prefer to listen to music via R-2R despite using delta-sigma for the past year or two. There are tradeoffs, but I've found them worth it. More importantly, what kind of ice cream?