long time watcher, first time caller. Glad you could pull off your start with KOGaming, I wish you luck with that!
So, Phil! There are a lot of people who don't seem to recognize what impact you've had on "Let's Play" in general, since you've been around the block than most of them all, on youtube that is. Personally I believe, that people like markiplier or pewdiepie were indeed inspired by your work, even though they will never admit. It's kind of hilarious, how they all know you by name, mention you here in there in their podcasts (nothing too huge although). So my question, finally - why do you think people took to these "copycats" instead of staying with the real deal?
P.S: Do you have a lot of girls watching your gameplay?