Just off the top of my head, I'd have to say that Kelly Jones is my favorite comic book artist. I admire that while a lot of the positioning and bravado posing he used for batman was a little over the top, the attributes he embellished made the dark knight seem all the more surreal and supernatural... and criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot. Next to him, Alex Ross and Dave McKean for their respective unique styles and medium defining publications... and how can I forget good ol' Ben Templesmith. How I love curly vampire tongues...
My favorite bands again, off the top of my head, would be Kylesa, Joy Division, The Cramps, and Cough. Bands that exude a quality completely of their own design while also standing on the shoulders of giants. Do you know where the horizon unfolds? Where new dawn fades? What lies behind the green door?... and I can't come up with an elusive quote/nod at cough but I assure you that if you like the idea of a recording of nirvana playing black sabbath covers played at half speed in hell, you'll like cough.
Oh yeah, and Neurosis. All hail Neurosis, for without their work, there would be no Baroness. I could go on forever about music, but I digress...
My favorite television shows almost unanimously reside on Adult Swim. I find a milkshake, a box of fries, a meatball, and a decadent sexually depraved Jersey man more realistically sound than a bunch of sad bar-hopping gel headed fucks who whore themselves out to the MTV machine. I lived in Alabama for 2 years, and can testify that Squidbillies is a reality. Venture Brothers is the best show ever. Alas, I feel none of the current shows would be where they are were it not for the likes of Harvey Birdman... RIP. Screw you for leaving Steven Colbert.
As of right now my favorite games are as follows. Earthbound. Demon's Souls. Bioshock. Zelda: A link to the Past, Deadspace, Fallout 3, Super Mario 3, and Tales of Phantasia... but I play "blops" 7/10 of the time i'm playing video games out of sheer masochism.
I don't give a shit about politics or religion because they are both gears among many others within a huge life extinguishing machine used for control, oppression, and theft. I'm far too small and anonymous to ever be more than a fly on the windshield of the self-destructive freight train of man. instead of bracing my footing to await the great wave of inevitable doom to wash over us all, I'll just kick back and read comics and play guitar until it ends.
Right now I'm re-reading my 30 Days of Night collection. Please excuse me while I get back to that.
I'm sorry, but the new store is absolutely terrible. I don't know if you're trying to capture the "Attention Deficit" crowd, but it feels that way. It's like you tamped the old store down into a cannon and shot it at a nightclub.
The largest issue is that there is SO MUCH superfluous content littering the screen at any given time, some without any clear correlation to what you're actually looking for. Browsing the store now feels like digging through a change jar, sans copper smelling fingers.
As for the search function, I didn't think you guys could make the text entry any worse, but DAT SEARCH FUNCTION!... GAHHH!! Seriously, please go back to the keypad.
There are other issues, such as the lack of clarity for items like Rockband songs that only have the song title and no band name. You now have to click in and back out for each individual item just to find out precisely what it is.
The "Hot" and "Featured" tabs have roughly the same content, aside from the movie trailers that show up under the "Hot ps3" tab... inside the "game tab"... under the "featured" tab... etc.
So, that's really the brunt of my problem. There's no need for 5 different access points to a singular item, especially when some of the access points are what equates to an in-store standee. It's redundant and personally, I feel it gives the impression that you're hoping people are going to "stumble" onto something like a stick of gum or a Hollywood gossip rag in the check-out line.
It's like, "Buying a set of wrenches? Well, here's some hand soap for after your finished using them... and here's a movie you can watch after you get cleaned up... popcorn goes great with an action flick and these pants have excellent stain resistance in case you wipe your buttery hands on them... although, you could probably use that hand soap...".