I've been using GameSpot since 2005, I registered in November of 2005 and became pretty active in posting blogs, using the forums, and unions. Met a few cool people back then. Haven't really been around that much recently.
The media is hard on gaming because it is new to them and they truly don't understand it. They see violence in video games and think that's what it is all about. I just ignore their comments and remind myself they have no idea what they are talking about and laugh.