have always wondered, pondered, inquisitively about why the strategy genre is so shunned. I came to some conclusions that might help explain
1. The media ignores it.
A sad truth my chums, being a pc centric genre and requiring "thinking" with attributes such as patience and a learning curve it is my personal believe (it's obvious as fuck) want it's audience to be as easy meat as possible. i.e. they want you to be stupid as fuck, and assume stupid as fuck equals mainstream, simple movie like games.
Obvious. However, done well (xcom) it is proven the genre can work quite well on console. Some people have outright said they prefer the control pad. You also have shitty Ubisoft titles with gimmicks like voice command.
Anyway, the main question at hand. How many of you have actually played Shogun 2 or Sins Of The Solar Empire? Do you just talk shitty shit about games and genres who haven't actively explored? Or have you played these titles and many in the genre and decided they are objectively shit?