As a child and up through college, I've played a ridiculous amount of MMOs. I find that it is most enjoyable during release week/month, because everyone is learning together with a bit of friendly grinding competition. I also realized that it was only enjoyable BECAUSE I was able to dedicate over four hours a day (usually much much more) to playing. For a while, I've also casually gamed, and the difference in experience is drastic (mainly referring to immersion).
I can tell that most people here are pretty hardcore, while juggling a lifestyle of responsibilities. While this is rather rhetorical, how do some of you do it? To maintain a level of immersion without neglecting real world responsibilities.
Feel free to mention the 'kind' of work you do or your age bracket without posting too much private information.
I do computer stuff, and I am not yet over the hill ;-)