Well, I willingly admit an appreciation of appealing game graphics, and do like the gameworld visually represented around me. That said, I do not necessarily find "cutting edge" graphics to be the best. If the style is something I like, it doesn't matter if the game is new or 10 years old. For example, I still love the Fallout graphics, and I just don't get it when people complain about them. That said, I find the graphics of a game like, say, Oblivion to be lacking. Well done, sure, but they don't necessarily appeal to me. For perhaps a more appropriate comparison, I love the look of Escahlon, but games that are perhaps in the same "league" like the Spiderweb games (Geneforge et al), I think look dreadful.
As for MUD's, I played lots of them way back when, and I don't really feel the compulsion to play them now. And books vs movies, I enjoy both, particularly if the movie is well done (eg the Lord Of The Rings movies). A book will always be the "definitive" telling of a story, while a movie is an interpretation, sometimes the two meet nicely, sometimes they don't.
I am a visual person, always have been, so I appreciate imagery, but I have nothing against a lot of reading as well.
When looking at a compute screen, I tend to favour visuals, as reading text-only on a screen makes my eyes go buggy