i didnt bother reading the whole stuff until i raged down to write a reply and here it is:
I personaly think that what makes any film, book or game-idea be "worhty", have "dignity" and a right to be made is if the idea/story is original and anti-cliche. I think for amateurs today, the key to breaking into the industry isnt to make superb visuals (movies) and good gameplay (games), but good STORY!
Thats your way in. Because THAT, the STORY, is what critics today are so unhappy about today:
my opinions are mine alone