anyway, what's the allure of "let's plays"? fundamentally, i don't understand it. but i won't be rude, or do irony about it at this juncture.
Narcissism, dreams of stardom. Allure, bravado. The desire to feel wanted.
There are two basic camps of Let's Play. The first camp believes that the purpose of Let's Play is to illuminate the beauty and joy within the video games that mean the most to them, and the player is but a means to that end. These are usually pretty alright.
The second camp believes that the purpose of Let's Play is to illuminate how interesting and entertaining of a person they are, and the game is but a means to that end. These are almost uniformly terrible.
Unfortunately, the former breed of LPer is more-or-less dead nowadays, so what you see today is mainly dull, self-absorbed tripe
that really is quite pointless.