Originally Posted by FreedomFighter7
To the OP: all a matter of opinion.
Whether or not one enjoys the intricate sci-fi stuff is, yes. What makes something realistic or practical, no.
The problem as I see it isn't so much "rawr, fuck your greeble!" by itself as it is developers saying "Hey, look, we made a realistic and believable game universe" and then taking a dump on that idea by making everything look frigging ridiculous and impractical.
Rule of Cool is fine, and necessary, but you have to know where to draw that line based on how believable you want your world to be.