I'm going to be honest, I have mostly lurked within these forums and others, rarely posting.
However, there is a certain allure to this game. I started during the 1 year anniversary, played for a few years, then quit in 2008 after the great guild hack. Last September, I came back. Not because of any addiction, nor because of obsession, but because I still, after all these years have friends I have made in maple, that still play. Many of them I have on facebook, I know who they are. I came back because there are many things about the game I still enjoy. Guilds, messing around for no apparent reason killing worthless mobs that provide no benefit whatsoever to my character advancement. It is a game that can be as easy as you want it, or as hard. Yes it has problems, many times more so than any other MMO in existence. I have come to ignore those facts, and for as long as maple exists, I shall continue to play.
It says something about a game community that even after being completely absent for 3 years, when I first came back, many of my original buddies still had me in there list, still remembered my real name. That is a felling you can't duplicate on any other game I have played...I know I have tried.
And before anyone does say anything, I started playing this game well beyond my twenties, and this game has even become a family fun event. My wife, and all my kids play as well...so does my brother.
There may be times i leave for one reason or another, but the community I know will always welcome me and for that I shall always return.