Meh...I'd rather "waste" time playing a game than passively sitting and allowing a television to fill my mind with useless junk! LOL A lot of people can sit and watch television for hours....I just can't do that. Our television hardly ever gets turned on, which is REALLY a shame, actually, since it is a movie theatre sized screen (about 4'x4'). BUT...when I DO get in that rare mood to watch Forensic Files...I can see stuff REAL BIG! Probably some of what figures into this time factor and game thing here is that I am disabled....SO....I have a lot more time than some people. In a day, I have time to do the things I need to around the house and STILL have hours to "waste." Back when I was able to work....I didn't have as much time to devote to a hobby EITHER. Yet even back then, I never considered a game a waste of time, even for my kids. If homework is done...gaming is, should I say...."fair game." I think gaming stimulates good eye/hand coordination and deductive reasoning, among other equally beneficial "brain exercises."and i like the feeling of win.if i don't know the situdation about the step ,i will check from them,it helps me a lot .you also can go to this website www.goldburse.com But that's just my opinion on it. Of couse, I also have children that are very, very athlethic and spend loads of time playing sports too, so everything seemed balanced to me. It's always interesting to hear how others think about these things, ya know?