pro: fucking *gorgeous* game. The people animations, the models, the textures... they'e created an actually immersive world environment.
con: apparently this immersive world environment comes with backbone issues, ineffective use of memory (it continues to cache from load to load but never dumps, causing you to have to log out of the game entirely to refesh), and an apparent incompatibility/ issue with Gforce 6800 cards, both the regular and the Ultra version, which is overclocked a bit for better performance.
When post after post after post on the message boards are talking about what they have to do in order to just keep the game running (we've been defragging the drive after every play session because apparently it's using the HARD DRIVE for cacheing instead of going through the card) then Sony needs to FIX that.
Aside from that stuff, I've rediscovered my silly. It's been in here somewhere, hiding, and not just... gone... which is what I was *really* afraid of.