There seems to be two schools of thought on this issue, the first Roger Ebert subscribes to:
“Lists of the greatest anything are, in general, the result of assignments by idea-challenged editors. If I had to list the greatest 100 films in order from 1 to 100, how, oh how, would I decide between No. 63 and No. 64? That's why my Great Movies series deliberately refuses to rank the films.”
The second is argued for by the authors of Time’s list of the 100 greatest films:
"100 lists are fun to discuss, fun to argue over. I don't think anybody should say, 'That's it, that's the final 100! No disputing this for the rest of eternity!' You know, stuff changes. Life changes. You change."
I agree with both. I like Ebert’s Great Movies column because he doesn’t confine himself to a certain number. It is an ongoing series, which allows him to continually recognize deserving films (I agree with all but only a couple of inclusions). But I also like lists because they spur discussion and are fun to think about. It’s also nice sometimes to make someone choose because people don’t have time to see (play, in the case of video games) everything.
So how do you feel about video game lists Dave? Have you ever considered making one/ posting it on your site? I’d be curious to see what you come up with, but I also understand that you may have no interest in such an endeavor.