Second Life: I Want to Like It

I was listening to the Daily Source Code the other day for the first time in a while, and apparently Adam has gotten the Second Life bug. Which reminded me that I haven't been on Second Life in a while myself (FYI - my username is Mike Faulkland; if you happen to see me, feel free to say hi). So I logged in to poke around, see what's new. But the main difference I noticed since logging in several months ago is that the new client doesn't work properly on my computer, and lags a lot.

I really like the idea of Second Life..or rather, I like the metaverse concept in Snow Crash, but Second Life is just not realizing its potential. At all!