So here he is, the man who has scorned MMO's since the early days of World of Warcraft playing one of his own, and loving it. I picked up DC Universe and I have to say, I've had a hard time putting it down. I have 4 or 5 different characters on different servers, but the one I play with the most is called Perfect Zero on Redemption. I'm not sure how it compares overall to other MMO's but I play with someone I work with and a friend from my high school days, and we are all pretty hooked.
It helps that I'm a bit of a comic nerd, I'm not huge like some people, but I try to read up on the old stuff, and I read graphic novels when I can afford it with video games taking primary hold of my money. The $15 a month has always held me back, but now that I've played it ~24 hours in a week I think I can afford the less than 2 hours work in a month for many many more hours of gameplay. I just hope it doesn't grow stale with Sony not keeping up with what the community needs (For gods sake get rid of the censors, or at least make it optional, I can't even say jerk, even gamespot censors are less Nazi than yours.) ANYWAYS, its a great game, highly recommend it, especially if you like RPG's, comic books, or if this will be your first MMO.
I don't think the community is going anywhere, thankfully, as I've sold out of every copy we get in store every single day. However, with the level cap at only 30, it may not take long to hit the wall. Thankfully 2.0, the customization of your character makes it more beneficial to expand your horizons with how you play.
Aside from that, got my entire gaming year mapped out, looks expensive, but worth while. Despite tons of school, work and girlfriend time I have still managed to finish off a chunk of back log so getting these new games won't make me feel so bad.
OH, and before I forget to not write the blog I always think I'll get around to, if you have any ideas about getting a 3DS, I'd wait. It does look very neat, but with games priced that high (for a handheld) and the system itself (which will likely get redesigned), I'm a bit weary. I suppose we'll all see March 27th, and maybe I'll be wrong, I'll be the first to admit it, I just think it will probably be less fantastical after the hype dies down and the system has to survive on its own merits.
Don't forget to add me if you have DCU.