Sadly to game one must find others with at least that one shared interest. My misfortune is being surrounded by people I can't comfortably play with or people whose play style clashes tragically with mine.
No one seems to look for the fun in gaming anymore. It's all competitive, down to the prize card for tournament events or the XP heavy adventure with enough Magic Items to frighten a wizard's school. Rules systems have become crazy and over complicated, at least in regards to RPG's, in their attempt to be "Realistic." Strange that realism is in such demand for a hobby built up in the Fantasy and Sci-fi genres.
I'd like to take a nice rules set for RPG's, find people who don't mind casually sitting around and chatting all while enjoying an adventure, and actually have fun gaming. I'd also like to make some casual play card decks and attempt to have fun without feeling bullied or like I'm guilty of bullying (my wife's complaint when playing against me). I'm tired of stressing over the lack of fun I'm having in my favorite hobby. I refuse to let Munchkin demands make DMing feel like a second job or to let over-caffeinated, teenagers at the game store make me feel inferior because I haven't spent the last month indoors analyzing every potential combination in the nth million set of cards!!
My cardinal gaming rule:
IF YOU WANT TO GAME BE PREPARED TO HAVE FUN!