Graphics are not stagnant. At times, we go through a bit of a sticky patch, but to say current games remind anyone of DX9 is just funny to read. Also, graphics are mainly here to deliver only a small part of an experience. Shiny games with poor gameplay/mechanics/longevity/drive to play mean nothing. See Crysis. Sure, it looked great but it was quite a terrible game. As long as the graphics contribute to a suitable gaming experience, I'm happy.