Games like Dark Souls and similar hard games are known to be for gamers that like difficult games. These gamers love the challenge and love these games. However, there are gamers that have different reasons not to either have the patience or the skill to play these games. I think that games should be open to everyone, because who is the real loser if they do? They sell more and more people do enjoy them. If people want the "hardcore" experience by playing on the hardest difficulty.
Last year when there was a rumor that Dark Souls was going to have an easier mode, players lost their cool. But why? They were not taking the hardmode out of the game. There was going to be an overall easier mode. It turned out to be false, but why do games have to be hard just for the sake of being hard? There''s no real reason for it with games being this mainstream now. There are a few games i like to play on hard, but i usually go for the easy/normal mode.