100% with you on this Neil. Something like 3D is needed to make a big leap again in visual quality.
The problem however is a simple hardware solution. And shutterglasses are not it. I've heard too many people complain about them, and sadly that is what most people base their opinion upon. Also, the autostereo options some companies work on are expensive and not perfect either I think. An effort like IZ3D could be a very good one however. It needs to be affordable, give no headaches and most of all, be very simple.
Only then, when a simple and affordable 3d solution will start to sell a bit, slowly software may follow. It baffles me however that this obvious push to the next gfx level is still not getting much attention from the big companies.
I saw a review the other day, about Philips AmBX or something. It is a system they work on that should increase the immersiveness by 2 air fans (hey Sharky.. maybe they read your posts
)and smell etc.. My god smell and air? And that's what they come up with? I like a new push but why doesn't a big company like Philips come up with a 3d monitor? They got the money for the research, they got the influence to try and get some game publishers along to support it (we know how easy it would be implemented).
But no, they have air fans and smell. Must have been years of hard work..