Get your facts straight ... I played and contributed with my writing and media efforts for 8-1/2 years promoting this game with only a couple of very short breaks until I finally said enough is enough. My experiences with PCF and this game are just as valid as anyone else's. Players naturally talk about their own experiences when talking about this game and how they were/are affected, impacted, or influenced by it, rather than talking about someone else's experiences. How do you not relate yourself to your experiences? Everyone's level of involvement is different, and some have more to share than others when making contributions to discussions. I was immensely involved with PE/EU from a social/media perspective for all of those years (minus a couple of very short breaks), and because of that level of involvement, I have been able to share some insight on various things that have been helpful according to other posters, as have many others, so picking on McCormick, myself, or anyone else is quite unfair. My question is ... why do you find it necessary at all to pick on anyone at this forum? I wonder who's next. Yes Narfi, this game does seem to have a hold on us, that much I will agree with, but the impact of the experiences are personal, and only we as individuals will fully understand the effects no matter how much of what we experience we share, because only we know all of the variables and understand them. Many of us have been questioned at times (yourself included), and have found ourselves unnecessarily having to take a defensive posture, which is unfortunate, but that's the nature of the beast. Like McC and others, not once have I ever stated that I hated this game, only some of the management decisions, and sometimes the delivery of content, but I'm not alone in this bull pen, because every forum has its content with a multitude of complaints. I guess some of us are just juicy targets.