I appreciate the initiative on the thread. I can agree on what are Indie type games, but honestly minus a few larger companies the majority of publishers fall within the role of Indie. Even certain 'big name' games of the past have been acquired by smaller and much less known companies. Look at Ars Magica, Shadowrun and Battletech. They are all great games with larger then average followings, but a vast majority of players either think the game is currently out of print or stopped buying the system years ago.
Then there are those smaller companies that although they have been around for quite some time, have had to adapt to a changing and mutable market. R. Talisorian games springing to mind.
I'm certain there might be some disagreement on what exactly qualifies as an Indie RPG, but I think having a place that we can focus upon games that recieve little attention otherwise and usually are played by very small troupes is in essence what this is about.
Many of the recent younger players I have met at gaming shops or conventions have little to no exposure to smaller systems and with a bit of assisitance might be willing to look them over for what made them stand out originally and why/how they do differ.
I am glad that this forum group was placed here and am looking forward to seeing some things I might not have given a chance.