Originally Posted by DArtagnan
I don't agree at all.
He's being very frank and clear about why - and he also mentions that it will be easier to provide tools and an editor for the players.
Since I'm also developing a tile-based game, I know exactly what he means.
I don't see any smoke-blowing - and if they really wanted to blow smoke, they wouldn't admit that it was also much easier.
You're just being too jaded here.