I have never *ever* gamed on Wine, so I'd say that you are quite mistaken. I buy commercial games with native Linux releases; I play free Linux games; I play browser games; I play games in emulators; and I have a dual-boot installation for those games that are not available on Linux.
I am saying that as of today's date, real gaming in Linux is achieved through wine. Plain and simple. Is it the correct thing? No. Do I like this fact? No. Should it change? Yes. But this is reality my friend.