I'm still hooked to online play. Although I've noticed a large flux of new players. It seemed in the beginning (when MKDS was released) that only the gamers were online, and now there are more casual gamers who play. The thing is, is that the competition has been diluted pretty bad. This has led to winning games that take little effort. The other thing is the almost random nature of winning online. You get help with items when you are behind and until you cross the finish line it is a tossup as to who can win. Unless someone snakes so far ahead that it doesn't matter what items you get. Who's still playing?