mainly that IGF has established as much of a "brand" for the types of games it features as the AAA awards shows it sought to break away from
to an extent, that brand influences what sort of indie games can be commercially viable/successful
but i think ppl (and the org itself) still like to see IGF as the definitive "alternative" voice in games. imo, it can't be.
what i'm saying is that how the games world approaches IGF as "the indie game standard" is not healthy for indie games. it's making a statement on what those games ought to be.