I started playing Borderlands on Friday and noticed this morning that I was up to 28 hours of play. That's not even including my slow grind through the Winter Assault expansion for Dawn of War (I'm determined to finish all three expansions before starting DOW 2). Prior to Borderlands I racked up over 260 hours replaying Neverwinter Nights 2 and the Mask of the Betrayer expansion, since I kept changing class and alignments. Given it hasn't been that long since I started that one, I think I'm averaging between seven and eight hours a day. Steam helpfully tracks the time spent, as if to remind me that I still spend almost all my spare time playing computer games. I'm glad such counters didn't exist in the 1980s and 90s. Playing WoW for so long has made me a lot more tolerant of grinding through content, even when its repetitive. As long as there's some kind of cookie at the end, a quest completion to reach or whatever I'm okay to let the hours roll by.