i get your point…. as much as i hate to admit , i've bought games just for trophies (pjm ) and played some my mates offered me (gti rally …) 'cause of the trophies (i'm no good at car games…but my friend loves 'em) … but see: i ended up liking PJM and buying savage moon for a more adsult tower defence…(its really cool) , also , even though i hate racing games , the idea of getting more trophies than \a friend made me play loads of wipeout (im still crap but i'm proud of my 20 perfect zone laps…kinda like you can be proud of a new shirt or s/thing…) … all this to get more than my friends and prove by a+b that i'm better at this or that game… really , i wouldnt spend 70 euros on a game just for trophies , but they do add to the time i spend playing those i buy. i'd never have looked for a fallout walkthrough otherwise , just wandered around 'til i got bored of it- trophies don't make a game , but they might make you play them more thoroughly . so they add to the value of a game because i would have put wipeout down quicker. i don't have enough time to get plat on all of 'em , nor the skill , but i get more out of those i buy (i'll be trying to get some on mirrors edge or cod5 , and would never have done some of the stuff if it weren't for a trophy…) …. dunno if there's a point to trophies , it's about PLAYING v.games and having fun with it , but it's fun to do some of the stuff , and your friends can check it out. some games just ain't worth their retail price , and trophies can't make up for that. you won't see me buying alone in the dark inferno or everybody's golf or whatever ….