I'm glad the Internet makes it easier to give direct feedback to the people behind the games we love. I don't have any idea why there aren't more obnoxious, irrelevant comments on your posts. Maybe somebody deletes them.
I just want to say that I've followed you since you got a job as a web designer on the PS:T website. I'm pretty sure that was your in. Anyway, this is inevitably going to sound a little creepy, but some of us just plain grew up with BIS, so it can't be helped. I was 14 at the time, and I knew of you because I loved BIS -- I loved PS:T and Fallout... a lot. I really did grow up with these games.
I also remember your constant, frustrating search for a project you could see to completion. You kept getting handed things that got canned. Then you got Van Buren and BIS got canned. Then you held out on Obsidian, went to Midway, and Romero jumped ship on you. Something like that, I think. Then you caved and went to Obsidian.
You can imagine my excitement when FO3 came out, although I met it with trepidation because it wasn't made by... you guys. And sure enough, it sucked. I hate that game so much, haha. It's terrible. It's ok as its own weird thing, but as a Fallout... it just pisses me off.
This is getting long, so I'll get to the point. New Vegas is really, really good. I don't know who you go to for affirmation of something like that -- maybe you don't go to anybody -- but as someone who LITERALLY grew up with Fallout, I wanted to express my appreciation straight-up. New Vegas is an amazing Fallout -- it's NOT a Fallout 3, it's a Fallout. You got the depth, the scope, the atmosphere, the freedom, the factions' back-and-forth... I like Tim Cain too, but man, you and Chris Avellone can make me a Fallout or an anything any day. No offense to Tim Cain, I guess.
So even if this comment gets brushed away or whatever like it should, I just want you to know how many real fans you have out here. Those of us who cling to Fallout because we literally grew up with Fallout (I was 10 when it was released) -- a lot of us finally found something that brought it all back with NV.
You've always been one of my top 5 favourite game designer peeps, despite your short list of projects, and I knew that whatever you eventually made, it'd at least be careful and thought-through. This was. And it's awesome.