OK, just to let everyone know what I'm talking about here, it's in reference to all games you play via broadband. I'm not a kid or teen and find myself thinking why are these games so great? Maybe if I was a young teen or kid I would have a different view of it because of my time. But I for one don't have countless hours (and frankly neither should those in school) to spend on-line playing games. Here are my pet peeves about multi-player broadband games: 1. Too hard to match up with others. Everything from server issues (latency, etc.) to finding players that are nice to play with. 2. I'm loosing so I quite on you. How many times I can not count that I've tried to get a partner for playing and when they start to loose they quit right in the middle. 3. Mostly kids/teens playing. Grown-ups hardly have the time required to become a master at Quake Arena, Unreal Championship, etc. Therefore many don't want to play with you or they have poor personal conduct when playing. 4. Lack of anything good except Battlefield 1942 recently. While multi-player games are nice, their novelty wear off due to lack of anything truly new. Fragin just isn't what it used to be because it was new back then, now it's just more of the same. That's why I was wondering if anyone else feels this way too? Don't get me wrong, a good LAN party hosted at ones house with over a home network is still great fun for a get together. But broadband internet play, for me at least, is not fun anymore. Maybe it's because I don't have the time to just sit down at random when possible and join a game of any skill level. But I truly think the novility has worn off some time ago. I find myself longing for single player games to return to their old form. A few good ones recently have cropped up (freedom force, NOLF2 and some sports titles) and at least Doom III is on the way. Single player games offer some of the best game play in my view, plus the fact you can play at your own time and don't need to be a master to play it.