I'm not a troll. GTA V was excellent with one of the best video game stories I've seen - it hit me right in the feelings. It's only downfall was that it was too short. But GTA Online... what the hell were they thinking?
Just to be clear: I got online straight away - no connectivity issues.
First 10 minutes (already annoyed): Lamar was so goddamn annoying to listen to it was actually a pain, while you awkwardly watch the cutscenes knowing your character is not only ugly (character customisation is awful, what were they thinking?), but won't even say a word back. I loved Lamar in the GTA story, but he seems completely out of place online. After he finally stopped talking, I was hoping it would get better.
Next 10 minutes (first race): Boring. It was not fun at all. There was a bit of lag here and there, but given the poor car controls and lame track, there was nothing enjoyable or redeemable about this.
Next 20 minutes (getting used to it): Big open map. There are very few cars around and some people are killing each other for no reason. Its very hard to get around the place, even if you avoid getting killed. I had the misfortune of having to wait ages for the clothing store to even open because it was night time. You're stuck with a pistol and you can't buy anything. From the looks of it, it will take a long time before you can even unlock the basics from story mode. Did a few missions which basically stated - go here and do this. I really hoped some sort of story would develop at some point. I went to a different lobby to see if things would get better...
Last 20 minutes (checking out the types of missions): Right, the missions are copy and paste. Deathmatches? Oh how exciting, not. Races? With these controls, no thanks. Missions? Well they would be exciting if they weren't recycled and repetitive. I was hoping a story would start and go somewhere - it doesn't. Go here and do this - recover this car for Simeon etc. In the final few minutes I checked the forums to see how many missions there are. So... 700 reptitive, copy and paste missions with no real story? No thanks.
And I never played again.