Hmm, bad experience i guess. I haven't noticed such as "mind control" in this forum, apart from the DVD-CD issue, plus a couple of threads where people postsed their machines and figured out how the game would play.
Furthermore, yes, graphic don't make a game good, noone said this, but they make it look good. Obviously, be is different than look (basic vocabulary...).
It would be nice if you posted the so many "mind-control" threads you're talking about...