Meanwhile, you would of course being working in a job where you make actual money, and nuts to them! Indie gaming sites don't offer a real living for these people, not if they ever want to grow out of their early 20s and ramen diets. Vinny lives in the burbs now. Grown ass men need grown ass income at some point.
So you enjoyed Gerstmann & co while they were at Gamespot. And you were mad at the higherups that let them go. And now new higherups want them in. Do you think they would have inherently had more free reign on content to bring in if they stayed at Gamespot the entire time?
They tried getting ads, they tried monetizing their most popular feature (which people freaked the fuck over and forced them to cancel), they tried creating a premium sub with added content. Shit is hard yo.