XBOX Live back in the day, can't remember what year, and have been a supporter of it ever since. The ability to chat and play online with people from the comfort of my couch was priceless. Then Halo 2 came out and the kiddies flooded in .
Live for me turned into a mixed frustration of sometimes showing that there was prowess in age vs. getting waxed by some 12 year old while hearing their prepubescent voice shrilling my ears. So I eventually became a little disenchanted by Live enabled games. Those frustrations were also a great driving factor to start this community.