My question is, do you actually like the voice he developed for the character? From the first moment I heard it, I thought it sounded more absurdly forced and gravelly than Christian Bale's batman. After playing through (and really enjoying) the original MGS last year, and playing about half of MGS 2 (and really enjoying it), and watching many episodes of Metal Gear Scanlon, that voice still makes me wince/smirk. Towards the end of my playthrough of MGS, I noticed it didn't put me off as much as it always has in the past, but it was still very awkward.
Is it a tolerance thing? You grew up with that voice in a time when voice acting in games, specifically games localized from Japan, had really terrible voice direction so you acclimated? Or does the voice David Hayter went with sound fine to you?