Well said. I totally agree with you there.
As far as contributing goes I am a big sinner and when I do actually say something, it's usually not at all informative as I don't spend much time reading gaming websites much.
And sometimes, when I do see something I am put off posting and especially starting a new thread, as the times I have done so, nobody says anything and this seems to be because they already know about it, whatever that may be.
These days I don't mind so much making a complete f00l of myself so maybe I will start to post stuff more and just let people either rip it to shreds or completely ignore it.
Anyway, as for Portal 2. I did have the original as part of the TF2 Orange box thing I downloaded through Steam. I didn't play it that much as it just seemed like the same puzzle each level and like TF2, abandoned it. I've been a big player of BF2 in my time for the times I did actually game and this always had too much of a draw on me for me to try something new.
Having seen a trailer on Portal 2, I have to say it looked really good and very different from my preconceptions so I am glad to see a new thread about this title as I'd like to keep my eye on it and maybe this will be one of the first games I get that'll restart my gaming for 2011. Something new!
What does your username mean by the way (if I may be so bold to ask)? A quick google and I'm guessing it's not the Interscholastic League of Honolulu?