the original CryEngine was designed to push the boundaries of then-current graphics cards, by incorporating a longer draw distance, better vegetation rendering than almost anything commercially available at the time, no loading pauses, and HDR rendering.
I put effort into hacking Crysis to run with "Very High" graphics settings on Windows XP and I thought the technology was ridiculously awesome, but the game itself I never finished because I had GMod :P
That sentence alone just proved that you not only don't understand GMod at all but also that you've never actually played it either
Holding a mouse while a friend says "Try build mode!" doesn't count.
Garry's mod is more about survival than MC.
more moddable, more buildable out of the box anyways
You can implement 100% of Half-Life 2 on top of Garry's mod... Or you can use it exactly as minecraft building only cubes restricted to a grid with only "weld" mode
You can play on a server which limits your resources, and only rewards them for mining.
You can trivially see that MC does not satisfy its own goals because it requires heavy modding to be "fun"... people build novelty logic out of redstone because it's the coolest thing you can do there. It takes a half fucking mile square of land to build a basic calculator.
Minecraft has "build tools" outside the game, because the game's purpose of building is inadequate
In garry's mod, electronic components were one of the very few (2) mods people often installed.
It was very normal for people to build autonomous flying drones with targeting weapon systems in garry's mod.
(Out of raw low level logic hardware and basic build tools)
Basically... GMod is Minecraft for intelligent people.
So naturally, GMod is strictly more functional in every dimension, and MC is strictly more popular with the average human.
@AidanMueller You did just give strong supporting evidence of my point though. You have proven absolutely that 100% of people setting out in the defense of minecraft in this specific situation have dire logical error in their interpretation of my argument.