I know I am going to get flak for this, but here goes anyway.XBL is overrated, and it imo, a waste of money. I've had it before. It was cool for a while to play with friends that I don't normally get to see. But the basic matchmaking was no fun at all. I know some of you are thinking "well that's probably because you are no good." While not the best video gamer of all time, I am far from the worst when it comes to shooters. My main issue was with all the trash talk from people who areprobably afraid of their own shadow. Theylove todish it out all day long, but then be a littlepunk the moment that they start to get owned.
Honestly, I'm tired of the game developers spending so much time and money trying to make good online play. My reason: I think all that focus short changes the single player aspect of the game. Developers should put more time and effort into making great single player games, that then could be played co-op (with up to four players). Then campaigns could be lengthened instead of shortened to make room for all of the on-line content.