I don’t think they are boring really, just that I don’t have any interest to buy a long list of games now and I’m sure many are like me. We’ve come at a point where we got what we really wanted as long-time power user and the rest is just us trying to cope with a long library of games we’ll never get around to play and the sales acts as a stark reminder of that.
Honestly it’s just a slap in the wrist to myself, focusing on the games I want to play, or reminding myself that there were games that I forgot I wanted to buy, or games that stayed in my wishlist for so long that I don’t want to play it anymore.
Flash sales was an ultimatum “get it or don’t”, now it’s just me and my conscience deciding whether or not I want to spread myself right now or wait until I played enough games in my backlog. All in all, I don’t find it boring, I think it’s healthier.
I think a lot of us hit that breaking point at some point. Me was nearly 4 years ago when I stopped looking at sales for ever. Now I’m spending a little bit here and there, especially indie games, maybe I just grew up when it comes to digital purchase ?