I've spent the entire evening playing random games from itch.io. The creative effort and the ideas blew my mind. There are so many fantastic games and hidden gems. I think big studios should look more into those smaller games and take notes and inspiration. I feel AAA is eating its own tail, and thats because AAA games try to be like other AAA games. In the past, there was more experimentation and more risk. That's what indie scene at the moment, and that's where my inspiration comes from.
Anyways, that evening was pure pleasure.