Salvatore is a sell out because he doesn"t know when to stop. He keeps selling the same tired and old stories based on the same tired and old characters. As noted, he hasn"t written anything decent for years, and banks on his name from previous work to make money today -- while fanboys jump all over the name.
If you would like to see an Author who is worth a shit, see David Eddings -- who doesn"t whore out his characters for cash.
Similar to Peter Molyneux today. A good designer back in 1995. He hasn"t done shit for 11 years and continues to disapoint time and time again. Selling on hype and his name, while the game always falls on it"s ass.
I love some of these replies though. Considering some of the dipshits here posting that design games know less about their own product than Draz knows about common sense.