I've been playing video games since most of my life. Got my 1st home system in when I was in 3rd grade for christmas. It was the original Nintend Entertainment System. I've had some home video game console ever since.
I'm a pretty diehard gamer, but personally, I don't care much for the whole online gaming thing. It has lots of possibilities. The reason I haven't gotten into it more myself is because most of the games that are online gaming are 1st person shooters and 1st person computer-type rpgs. I hate 1st person games, be they shooters or rpgs, despite the fact I love 3rd person shooters (like Metal Gear) and 3rd person rpgs (like the chrono trigger and final fantasy series of games) are my favorite game genres.
I'll probably play more online games when I can just play online fighting games like Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat, and such. Since I don't have anyone to play against at home and the computer AI is a joke.