|I'm kinda leaning towards the fact the hardware is capable of delivering superb performance but the software is not up to the optimization needed to not needlessly make the cpu's process uneeded or bloated code. I'm not really blaming the programers it just seems that brakthoughs in software are not keeping up with the hardware.
In 1991 I was playing a flight simulator F-15 Strike Eagle. It could be played off a 3 1/2" 720K floppy. All in all the graphics and gameplay was not bad, why are we not lightyears beyond those levels. Granted the flight sims are very very good today, but with the hardware we have today it should be much better.