I also started playing online today and noticed immediately people's refusal to get into character. Maybe I'm just a nerd, but it just really pisses me off, when people don't make an effort to get into the game at all. I mean it's just totally out of place, to say "lol" in response to somebody's speech. :/ That or use colloquial terms - it just doesn't fit in.
As a friend of mine, said to me recently "yeah of course they don't play properly, to most people Neverwinter Nights is just a posh Diablo 2!".
What's the general feeling around here?