Boy I must be WAY out of the norm as not a single one of the winners is a ch I have the least bit of interest in.
Well, what DO you have an interest in? Let any developers here know what you did appreciate, and they may bring more of that.
I do find it almost incomprehensible that a game rather than a useful video or audio ch won overall. After all the Roku is first and foremost a video/audio player.
Here's the thing; It's fairly easy on the Roku to put out a video or audio app if the content is supported. It takes some more skill to do it well, but in general the hard stuff was already made fairly easy by Roku. Video Poker clearly eschewed this and went for the harder goal, to use the capabilities technically present but much harder to implement to create something that was much more interactive.
If you look at it simply as a game, and one you may have no interest in, then it's not very impressive. If you view it as the beginning of a new set of possible channels, it's clearly got a lot more weight.