Been there, doing that...
I think my biggest problem is the initial learning curve to master a game to the level of competence. It takes so dang long to reach enjoyment level from the frustration level. By the time you reach a satisfaction level with a gaming system, you have become bored for the moment, put the game down saying you will come back to it later, only to forget how to play the game at a competent level and the cycle starts all over again, and you ask yourself why bother, just move on to another game hoping for some type of satisfaction. I just love sentence runons.
On another level, for me, I miss the interaction of someone who enjoys games. It is wonderful to come here and read about our wonderful hobby or addiction and share it with one another, but...there is no substitute, at least in my mind for actual face to face gaming. It's like playing chess on the computer, I hate doing that, but I love chess when someone will sit down and play, and I could care less if I win or lose. It's the human touch.
You guys are great here, and I look forward to reading your posts and hearing what you have to say about our hobby, but it still lacks that face to face interaction. I really do feel if I had a core bunch of people who I could talk to face to face it would put a whole new level of interest into my computer wargaming.
It is very difficult for all of us to find that group that we can relate to that fits our "unique" wargaming personalities, and we really are percentage wise far and few between. We don't relate well to most computer gamers out there. Our passion for this niche gaming stigmatizes us to virtual obscurity excepting sites like Matrix. So we continue to struggle looking for others like ourselves to share our interests and never being satisfied with the results.
That will be $200.00 for my evaluation, checks are acceptable...