Now personally I like the video coverage. It is something I like to have on in the background while I paint, along with Warhammer/40k podcasts. As I think about this, I think the problem isn't so much the video itself it is how people use it. Now I look back at some of the problems from Adepticon 2010 (here, here and here) and really I say to myself, "huh?" because I think I need someone to point it out to me. To a casual eye it is invisible. To others, I'm sure it is a sore thumb. But it seems to me that even with a proper set up like The Independent Characters guys have, it is hard to follow the game on video. The commentary isn't 100% and this is not a dig at he Independent Characters. To get to 100% I think they would have to be sitting on the player's choices, put a mic on the players and have them stop and explain each and every move, which I hope never happens. I think the coverage as it is is perfectly fine. It shows us basically how the game goes. Not quite as good as standing table-side, but I don't have the cash to fly out to Virginia to go to the con, so I am quite happy with over the alternative.
I wish we could has some sort of waiver that everyone must sign before watching video coverage. It would be pretty simple.
I solemnly swear that I understand that watching a video is not the same as being there. I understand that even though something may look one way on video, I am not getting the full picture of the game, and I should not jump to conclusions. I promise to give people the benefit of the doubt and to not accuse a perfect stranger of something based off of something I have watched and rewound a thousand times in an attempt to be sure of something I thought I saw. I promise to pull out some paint or clippers and participate in the hobby as I watch others participate in it.Anywho, that's it.