Every game I buy that has difficulty options I always play on normal. Easy feels like the cowardly choice to me, and normal might give a little challenge (this differs greatly from game to game) which is always fun. But sometimes there's that one game that on normal you just get murdered and keep dying in the same place, over and over. Whatever the cause is, it infuriates you and in the end you might be tempted to step down to easy. I'm personally on the edge because of a late game shootout in Uncharted 3, and easy is calling for me like its 70-percent cocoa chocolate.
But what do you do in this situation? Do you rethink your strategies and keep trying, or does the possibility of progressing story-wise outweigh your pride?