I have noticed over the years that hosts of the CAGcast are prone to what I call the "Cheapy Effect". I think a lot of people would agree that once you listen to a dozen or so episodes of the CAGcast you'll know exactly what they'll think about certain games and this i all because of the "Cheapy Effect". When the CAGcast first started Wombat had a fairly diverse taste for games, but over the years it narrowed and the diversity of opinions on the podcast diminished. Having Shipwreck on special shows was always fun since he always added so much diversity, and once he joined as a regular it was great as Shipwreck filled the role Wombat once had. However now that Shipwreck has been on the CAGcast for over a year I have noticed that the diversity has also diminished. Of course he is still the one who actually plays different stuff and has a wider range of opinions and adds more games to the discussion but compared to his early CAGcasts you'll definitely see the difference and that he's slowly becoming just another Cheapy games opinion wise like Wombat did. Who knows, maybe CheapyD himself has been a subject of the "Cheapy Effect" since you'll notice that he did use to have more diversity in his game picks very early in the CAGcast, sadly he was the first affected and the fastest one.
As to the why's of the Cheapy Effect, I think it has to do with Cheapy's megalomaniac grip on the CAGcast, its the Cheapy and friends show and not the Cheapy/Wombat/Shipwreck show. If it doesn't interest Cheapy you can bet he'll try to move the conversation along to another subject even if its by interrupting, that eventually his fellow co-hosts just end up giving up on trying. Only if the subject is interesting to Cheapy can it get time, not only that even if its only interesting to Cheapy he can go on and on about a game for way far longer than it should, not that it may be a bad game but you don't want to sit through a 1 1/2 hour review of a 2 hour movie.
Now as you read you can tell that the post is tongue in cheek, I don't hate Cheapy, I like him but everything above really is true for the most part and one of the reasons I may end up dropping the CAGcast, I know Cheapy's attitude is "If you don't like it don't listen to it" and as much as I've enjoyed the CAGcast in the past, my enjoyment does seem to be slowly lowering and I'm afraid I may just end up dropping it one of these days. Just some constructive criticism, I'm really not expecting the show to be changed after this comment or have any effect whatsoever on the way you guys do the show but I thought I'd post it anyways in case you were interested on the feedback. Slightly related, I also seem to miss the more personal stories Cheapy/Wombat used to share, maybe its because you have kids now and you talk about them instead but that was another part of the show that hasn't been the same over the years either.