GameSpy has an article about a speech Seamus Blackley gave at DICE, where he outlined what was wrong with developers, publishers, and the relationship between the two. Some of it sounded familiar but can't hurt being said on a regular basis. Some of it sounds like just the niche his new company is meant to fill, but that's a chicken and egg thing.
Kudos to him for staying cool when I greeted him with "You're Seamus Blackley" in an elevator at the Fairmont. "That's what people tell me" is not a bad answer. Too bad I never heard the end of that story about the car at LAX.