I'm BeatYourHeadIn; I've used this shock-comedy moniker in online games for a decade now. I like games for the gameplay. I'm not the kind of gamer impressed by flashy DX11-supporting games that lack solid gameplay. If its a great game, I'm willing to try it even if the graphics aren't photorealistic or are downright ugly. My game-buying philosophy has always been gameplay before graphics.
Outside of game playing, I've got a career as an aviation maintenance specialist. Although I'm a mature adult, videogames were always part of my childhood and I've never bothered to shed myself of them. Considering how much I enjoy games, why would I?
My reasoning to non-gamers I encounter is this: "most people enjoy watching TV or movies. All a videogame really is is an interactive movie where instead of watching the main characters, you ARE the main character. You LIVE the role of the hero (or villain), vicariously. It's taken sitting on your ass in front of a screen to the next level, broheim!"