This may be the best Gamer's Manifesto I've ever read. It's hilarious yet stays true to many of the gripes of the gaming community. Worth a read.
The crate has long been held up as an example of lazy game art design, a crutch that game level decorators have been falling back on for fifteen damned years. Come to think of it, have you ever actually seen one of those wooden crates in real life? And did you smash it to see if there were bullets and medicine inside?