I've been out of dimension for a loooong time, and I finally found my way back to this side of the Gate. And now my workplace is blocking this forum--Games-related, dammit--and I only see a handful of names I recognize. So this is for everyone, but maybe more for the newer forumites, just to get a new pulse on the community:
(1) Have you found a favorite Investigator yet? Who and why?
(2) Have you discovered that a particular Ancient One has emerged as your personal arch-nemesis? (Since this game is alive, it eventually chooses one to keep you humble.)
Darrell the Photographer was my favorite forever, because he had decent stats and starting equipment, and I loved farming out Encounters. But over time and numerous expansions--not to mention Darrell's abhorrent Personal Story--I think Roland the Fed has never steered me wrong. Even though he's the one responsible for ending Clue Acquisition during Final Battles (because Tibs could never let go of the Nyarlathotep Infinite Protection Loop ), he's got great stats, good equipment (free Ally!), and one of the most welcome Special Abilities of the whole pool.
Ever since he showed up, Glaaki has hated me, and never lets me forget it. Once you have Dunwich and King in Yellow, it becomes very rare that anyone can prevent the Terror Track from moving completely, and sometimes it only takes one well-timed Servant to start the item-vaporization avalanche. Glaaki always seems to be able to steal away my Clues and/or Elder Signs just before I return to Arkham, remove all my weapons while I'm surrounded by Shoggoths and Gugs, and find a way to get the Terrible Experiment out EVERY TIME to threaten Fear Cascade Game Singularity Collapse. Hard to save the world when all you have is a broken toothpick in your coat.
Anyone else want to chime in?