But it did prove that GTA can still be fun if you just play it dynamically.
Something like this. Yeah. The city becomes small if you can cross it in a rocket bike within seconds. I had the same feeling with Prototype, when you walk the city as a normal person - it brings another perspective to the game.
However, you can be lucky enough to do the same stuff in public lobby. Once there was a regular cliche lobby with everyone killing each other. 3 players were doing a bike cruise, so I joined them. And the more we discussed what places to visit, the more interest we received from the lobby. Eventually, even the Hydra griefers joined our company, so we had a huge friendly ride in the end
The problem is there is a lack of motivation for a regular player to perform these activites. So... fake it till you make it.
I do take breaks from GTA and I do play other games. See no problem with that. Still have interest in the game.