Yeah a lot of people are just anti cod because it's so popular/activision. Most haven't really played it
I hear you. Say what you want about server stability (I wouldn't know, as I don't play standard multiplayer atall), but with a single player campaign, not just standard multiplayer but also multiplayer with bots, and zombie maps, there's plenty to see and do on that dvd.
Granted, like others I did experience issues with slowdowns, but they were fixed early on. There are plenty worse games out there, you can be sure of that one.