First my story, and second my question to the community members (feel free to skip to the question if you like).
I haven't played a multiplayer game since Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight back in high school. I got sick of sucking too much to have fun in a multi-player match and I could easily console myself with the justification that I really only played video games for the single player story line anyway. And I was content for 8 years.
Then I listened to a GWJ podcast where they said a lot of good things about Warhawk and I bit the bullet and bought it. Now I've been loving it, and I can't wait till Orange Box comes out for PS3 (but wait I will) so that I can play some Team Fortress II (the GWJ guys did a great job talking that up too).
So after 8 years I'm back in the multi-player jungle and can't get enough. I still suck, but I'm having fun. I think both Warhawk and TF2 appeal to me because they are games where my kill count can be low but I can still help my team succeed.
Now My question:
What game or games brought you back to a genre or gametype that you had previously abandoned?
Has a game ever turned you off to an entire genre or gametype?