Interesting results. For me, what's most important is whether I'm getting value for the money. If I am, then I'm a happy camper, if not, well, no need to go on. As for sports games, I don't dislike sports games per say, I don't care too much for the games in EA's stable--they're too twitch oriented for this geezer. Now, give me a game like Baseball Mogul or Football Mogul or APBA Baseball, where there's A LOT of strategy involved and you can play on multiple levels, then I'm on board.
This sounds like a good arrangement. Paradox is a good company--I enjoy their games and they impress me as being upstanding individuals--they sound like great guys to grab a beer with. This can only make the game better.