Due to the GotY threads being one of my favorite annual traditions of December and January, I tend to spend the entire year looking forward to it and pondering which games I've played that may rank on the list. I know there's at least one other in the Monthly Pile thread that's been tallying their contenders as they play, so I imagine there's plenty of others doing just that.
At the same time, there are plenty of us that are playing games few others or no one else is and would like a chance to discuss them. I feel this is becoming increasingly common as the community's tastes, free time, and finances shift and change, preventing everyone from being a part of the current discussion.
So, here is your chance to talk about the stuff you've absolutely loved and see as being contenders in your top ten. Discuss those games that were absolute disappointments, be they major or minor, perhaps that you had assumed would be at the top of your list. Go ahead and list what you're still looking toward this year. We're halfway through and plenty of potential GotY contenders have already hit shelves, but what do you anticipate will challenge their place?
Go crazy. Review the year up to this point as you see fit.