So I picked up an Xbox from Onizuka not too long ago, mainly to play Halo 2 against some friends from where I moved from. It's great to be able to play this game online, when Xbox live works. It usually takes 5 minutes to get a game going, even while there are 8 people waiting to play, it stays on #2 of the Rumble Pit Matchmaking....which makes people drop out and causes it to take longer. Probably b/t 33 & 50% of my games end up getting stalled while Xbox live attempts to reconnect. This is really annoying. I have a very fast cable modem connection and never have my Macs downloading large files....so if I'm playing the Xbox gets my entire internet connection to work with. Is this a common thing with Xbox live? I see on this forum that everyone loves Xbox live, and I can't blame them.......except for the fact that it takes so long to get games going and the connection hangs up a lot. And I play at all different times of the day and night without much difference (a little faster getting the games started at night). Just curious.