I've been around since closed alpha and I've had mixed emotions about PS2 over the years. I haven't been the hugest fan of many of SOE/DBG's decisions including some of their other games. I've expressed my frustration with them many times. My primary gripes have been bugs that are fixed one patch, broken the next patch, not fixed for 6 more patches and then broken again the next patch or resurrecting bugs from years ago...and many of their decisions in regards to weapon nerfs/buffs. Minor tweaks withstanding my biggest problem has been with taking weapons and completely changing how they function mechanically, which is especially bad when some people spend actual money on them. Some of the changes, I could take it or leave it. I was impressed with many of the new player friendly tutorial and cert changes...not so much Koltyr, which I think confuses new players. I was impressed with the roll-out of the base construction...not so much with charging 50 bucks for base module bundles for every single faction. ($150 total when there are no faction distinctions between them) I wasn't happy about some very prolific cheaters getting away with it for so long when I used to play on Connery. I haven't seen any definite cheaters recently though, which may be due to the introduction of BattlEye or simply because of the decrease in the playerbase. I'm happy that some of the bugs I hated the most seem to finally be dead for good as well as a number of exploits being patched out. It would be nice to see a resurgence in the playerbase and I would like it if they did some kind of marketing blitz the way they used to hype the game to attract new players. Despite the cash I've personally spent on the game, I would also have no problem if they offered some kind of special bundle deal for new players for first time purchase or something like that. I would also encourage experienced players not to give new players the ole', "Ha ha umadubad!" routine. I'm not saying don't riddle their bodies with bullets...but maybe give them some friendly advice afterwards. And if they yell, "Ermagerd! Hax!" instead of making fun of them, explain to them how the game works and how what they might think is a hack, is in fact just a gameplay mechanic they're not entirely familiar with. I'm saying...our newbs are a precious resource. We need to conserve them. All that said, I still love Planetside 2 and I still talk it up to people who will listen. I don't play it as much as I used to and even though I take breaks from time to time, I still find myself coming back to it.