Here's just a quick personal update from me, rather than an essay:
What I'm playing lately:
RaiderZ, City of Heroes
I got an old alt, my Electric Blaster (Her name is Electric Youth, because... Debbie Gibson, of course), up to 50 during Double XP Weekend. This makes (only) the 3rd 50 from me, because A) I have altitis and, B), I lapsed in playing the game for a while, as you do with an MMO.
What I hope to get around to playing:
Arkham City (which we've had forever and I just need to finish), Lollipop Chainsaw (which we just bought)
What I'm doing tonight:
Going to see RiffTrax Live, Manos: the Hands of Fate - and so excited about it.
What I'm doing tomorrow:
Going to the Philly Geek Awards - and so excited about that too!