I think that to really enjoy a game you have to be able to flesh out your character and really get to know their quirks. The best games I have played were with my old group in Simi Valley. We had games that lasted for months (even a couple of years) where I played the same character until we either finished the campaign or the character was killed and I had to make another one. The best example is a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game my friend John ran. It lasted over 2 years (with a few breaks here and there to play a different ongoing D&D game just to break the monotony). I played a total of 2 characters in that game 1 Glasswalker Garou and 1 Immortal (think Highlander type character). The Glasswalker lasted over a year before he was killed, and the Immortal finished out the game. I got to know both characters very well and really enjoyed playing them each week. I enjoyed not only playing the character's strengths but having to deal with their weaknesses as well. That is almost more fun for me.
I miss that feeling. Anyone else ever have this feeling?