@therabidfrog: Haha, so I come to the community to try and understand what it is about this game that people love, and you call me a pussy. If this is the kind of person I must become to enjoy this game, I think I will pass.
You don't sound like you should go in blind. To some people, the fun is figuring out where to go and what to do next. To others, the combat is satisfying enough that exploration takes a backseat. I'm guessing you'd be in the second category.
I bet if you followed a walkthrough and took a very slow, methodical approach to it, you'd have a lot of fun. If you just jump in and run around without a sense of direction, you WILL rage quit.
It is an absolutely fantastic game which you'd be dumb not to at least try.
The argument "it's because Brad just doesn't do well under pressure" doesn't hold up, because Jeff/Vinny/Ryan/Dave/Drew etc. are noticeably better. (Ryan may miss some important things on occasion, true.)