Well, it's a personal opinion so I can see why it wouldn't chime with others.
I'm at a point in my life where I just don't have time for games but I still love games as much as I did before...so on top of being a harsh critic anyway, I need games that are much higher in quality and yes I think I do want the next big thing...I just don't have time to play similar games anymore.
I think it has a lot to do with age. I used to play and finish dozens of games every year and now I can't even finish 4 of the ones I own.
Last of Us has a cliche setting but the way they approach the gameplay is definitely innovative. It's nothing that amazing but it's definitely interesting to see something new.