Most MMO's take an age to load and then once loaded you have to wait for the game to 'catch up' as scenery pops up and characters fade in. This is tolerated by most gamers as our intended play 'slots' for these games is usually higher than for shooters.
When I play a shooter I intend to sink maybe two hours into the game but when I load an MMO I usually have my 'game rations' on the desk ready and intend to waste about 4 to 6 hours for a good 'session'
However, some days I want to log into SWTOR to check my mail and auction status and then go to work. I know this behaviour is a sign of game addiction but I'm a career MMO veteran now and I need to get my fix.
It frustrates me. However I have vented now and feel better about myself and the world in general.
~ This blog was written while waiting for SWTOR to load.