Best I can tell EA seems to be trying to pump out games faster than they are able to pump out quality games.. Seems the gamers are becoming tired of forking over hundreds of dollars just to be told they need to buy a new computer and wait for the next release they need to purchase and when it arrives the new game is worse than the last.. You should read the game forums online and read what the customers are saying.. Time to move on.. Game Over!!
I cannot speak for all of EA's games. But I can speak for one as I have been a faithful Bioware follower for over a decade. For those that don't know, EA bought Bioware.
You are correct, these games have not gotten better for the role playing segment. Now they have gotten better for the console playing segment that may want things quick and easy. The question is which do you prefer to have? The "street" may say consolers over the PC rpgers. So, I am not sure we should bash the company for which we want profits. I don't like my games as much but I am getting bang for my buck right now.
The big question in my mind is as follows: Is there anyone better out there? I am not so sure there is at the moment. All games have been "dumbed" down across all the game makers including SOE, ATVI (Blizzard), Perfect World (Cryptic), etc.