I've been gaming for about as long as Tom has, and I watched a few of his video reviews many years ago. I did not like them...at all. For this reason, while searching for gaming podcasts to consume, I stayed away from the Dice Tower brand for a while. Two years ago, with a long trip ahead of me, I decided to take the plunge, so that I would have plenty of listening material for my travels. I haven't turned back. Tom and Eric have a great rapport, and they know how to break down a game quickly. While my tastes don't really line up with either of them, they're so good at describing games, I can usually figure out from their comments how I would feel about the described game (except for Shafausa, and Patchistory, and...well, maybe I'm not that good at this afterall). Now I'm subscribed to several Dice Tower podcasts, and I'm loving it.