Here's the deal, I'm old. Really, really old. I've read tons of science fiction all my life including the sort of hopeful, fanciful stuff from the 1930s 40s and 50s. Plus I worship the ground Larry Niven walks upon for writing Ringworld (in case you don't know, Halo borrowed some concepts from Ringworld.) Halo let's me actually see and interact with many of my favorite SciFi ideas in the comfort of my own home. I just love entering Halo world and soaking it all up. The shooting and killing is fine, but the places, the things, the beauty of it all I just find really satisfying and enjoyable. Many thanks to Bungie and 343 for creating it and keeping it fresh and engaging. It truly is my happy place.