yeah, i sort of agree with you on this, but i think the problem is people like us shouldn't be playing these kind of games. the whole point of a massively multiplayer game is to build some sort of community, right? so all the stories we'd like to see are supposed to be acted out by the players. i know it's a stretch, but that's what role playing is.
then there's people like me. i'm playing star wars galaxies and i'm thinking "gosh, it'd be cool if i didn't have to talk to people for all kinds of different things." talk about missing the point! it's weird, though... i never want to go up to someone and ask them for help, or items, or whatever... i feel like i'm interupting them and they'll get mad at me. god, i'm shy even in the virtual world