Better question, why don't games just put saves and config files in their install directory rather than cluttering the rest of the computer?
I think the idea was that it would be much easier to backup and restore one folder (with all your multitude of game saves) than to go to each individual install folder and copy the save file off somewhere safe.
This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me glad any time they use the steam cloud for game saves. I don't often switch computers or reinstall my OS but when I do it's nice to know the proper save will be there without having to do anything special. --- http://raptr.com/badge/arleas/uc.png http://www.speedtest.net/result/3201564081.png