It costs almost $10 to see a movie or $20 -$25 to buy the DVD, that's only 2 hours of entertainment. I'd say most games provide well over 10-12 hours of game play, making a $50 - $60 price tag actually quite a bargain.
I don't know how many times someone has to point this out, but NES and SNES and N64 games all had at least a some of their games priced more than $50 in their days. Factor in inflation from the last 20 years and we're paying much less for games than we were back then.
I have to dispute the claim that average users don't know what the right mouse button is for, or even don't know it exists.
For most average users, they don't know any keyboard shortcuts so right clicking to cut, copy, and paste is the only way they know how. I also see tons of these average users with wallpapers from the Internet or folders and folders of saved images from the Web, I wonder how they got there?
There is no argument for the one-button mouse and to argue in favor of it is pretty ridiculous.
Sadly enough I didn't own any handheld until the GBA. The only two games I ever played on it were Super Mario World and Zelda: A Link to the Past. So total man hours would be whatever it took to beat both of those.
I just haven't had time to play it anymore, seeing as how I'm always the one driving on trips. So the only game-playing I have time to do is at home, and then I'd rather be playing Xbox or PS2.