You just call our posts rubbish and claim that we're wrong because we're fanboys who like to masturbate over Blizzard... nice point.
We're not even having a reasonable discussion anymore,
Actually we were going okay until you came in.
Rare, Konami, Capcom, Nintendo, Sonic Team...
Rare, Konami, Capcom and Sonic Team all have a way way way lower signal to noise ratio than Nintento/Valve/Blizzard/SquareEnix and they also lose in popularity, revenue, awards etc. This isn't a subjective measurement, you can go and actually find these details on the net and other places.
I'm not even a console-boy, Black Isle are one of my favourite developers. It says a lot that the people who post about such developers leave it at that while certain people feel the need to repeatedly post justifying their choice.
Because this is NOT "Who is your favourite developer?", have you even been reading? Asking a subjective opinion on something like this is fucking stupid. The best way to have a discussion about this is to talk about facts, ie. things we can measure objectively. And when we look at the facts, regardless of personal preference, Blizzard and Valve and Nintento and SquareEnix come out on top.
Blizzard is NOT MY FAVOURITE DEVELOPER, not is Nintendo, or Valve or Square Enix. In fact I don't really like much SquareEnix games, and I've only really played WoW and Diablo much. I've never played Valves games for a long amount of time and Nintendo is only "Okay" on my list of personal preference, but from an objective standpoint they are still the best.
My favorite developer is probably Namco Bandai/Atlus, but they just don't have the stats and figures to compete with Nintendo and Blizzard, Valve and SquareEnix.