Some background: I'm relatively new to Gears in that I didn't start playing it until the third one was released (I would have but I didn't even have an Xbox). However my level of interest in the franchise was always relatively high and I loved watching the game played competitively. So my perspective is that of a spectator.
That being said after I began playing Gears regularly I threw myself into learning about the competitive community.
Unfortunately for me I was rather disappointed to discover that while Gears has a pretty tight knit albeit small community, it is floundering for attention and support and constantly overshadowed by games like Call of Duty. And while there is a pretty big event occurring in Philly this weekend, it is still unclear as to whether or not Gears of War 3 will ever be picked up by MLG (apparently unlikely) and another Hypefestation event seems to have faded into uncertainty.
I've been hearing a lot of murmurs about this game dying so I just wanted to know what others thought about all this?
Sorry for the kind of long post