You need artists and nerds to make video games
unfortunately neither artists nor nerds have the right personality for making entertaining video games ...
Most people don't have one description to their personality. Game programmers usually get interested in game programming because they have an idea(good or bad) for a game that they want to make. Artists tend to be creative people that can be creative not only visually but also in writing, and a project vision. There are also plenty of programmers that are also artists that are also very generally creative people.
You need gamers to buy video games
unfortunately gamers are generally boring people
so the video game industry makes boring games for boring people to buy
Again, most "gamers" are average people that have other hobbies too. Not everybody that plays games does it in their underwear in their Mom's garage sipping coke all day.
Of course, with anything, there are the people who have become obsessed, but they could still be very interesting people that have been trapped in their virtual worlds.
That is why current video games are so boring
I do think that most of the new triple-A shoot em-up games have been pretty generic and boring, but there is a whole world of great indie developers, made up of programmers and artists, most of which are creative people, almost all of which where at won point "gamers" because that's how they got interested in it in the first place.
Are games art?
This reminds of the argument made in "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud about if comic books are art.
It is in the eye of the beholder.
But art could also be defined as anything that humans have made which is not systematically created. Something with a creative process.
Making video games is 100x more fun than playing them
Agreed. Games, like watching TV, aren't fulfilling after you turn them off. But accomplishment gives me a great fuzzy feeling for a long time.