This needs to be brought up more than it is.
I feel like people complain about everything getting worse at least once a week. I'm sorry you're not having as much fun as you remember having when you were younger, but I just wish people wouldn't get so excited to say everything is crap. Over and over and over again.
If you don't like the games that are coming out, don't play them.
If some of the games you thought were fun back then were single player, play those again.
If you don't want to spend $50-60 on a game, why buy it at launch? I consider my steam library to be fairly large and the only game I paid more than $10 for was Portal 2 (which I got for $20 because my friends wanted to play the multiplayer). If you can be just a little more patient, you can still play the game and not feel the pain in your wallet so much if you wind up not liking it (which will only happen if you stop limiting yourself with "well everything released these days sucks").
You may say that you'll miss out on the multiplayer community if you wait too long, but if it doesn't last long enough for it to go on sale doesn't that just give you an insight to where you would have been if you had bought the game at launch.
I'm not saying there's no overall trend in game design or that I think games are necessarily improving, I just get bothered by hearing the same thing repeatedly. Especially when people tend to act like it's the first time it's been brought up. It makes me think I'm being fed false memories or something.