Quality is what we need - gamer or no.
Brad, I wish you well, and offer any support of which I may be.
That said, you are, now, entering an arena that is a pet peeve of mine. I am disappointed with my government, in general, and feel that we (via our representatives) pander too much to special interests and vocal minorities. Last I checked, the majority rules. Unfortunately, I know and accept that politics is a difficult game, at best, and that certain acquiesces must be made to achieve one's constituents' objectives. However, ultimately, it is the job of a governmental representative to represent their constituency.
That said, I think that lobbyists, in general, should be outlawed. I feel that they are the cause of government's need to heap more and more bureaucracy into an already over-burdened system.
Whew. Sorry for the rant. I would love to talk to you about this (privately, via e-mail, if necessary), and promise to keep it above board and to never use anything you say against you. I say that in front of all the witnesses who read this.