"If you feel that graphics are important, then obviously you must be a shallow gamer who only plays HD iterations of big budget shooter X.
If you say they don't matter then surely you're a casual gamer loser or retro gamer snob.
This false dichotomy seems to represent the default positions on where people fall when presented with the question: Do graphics matter? But what do graphics really matter? As a graphic artist, you'd think I'd consider them pretty important, and you'd be right. However, I feel that the wrong question is being asked here.