As a habitual and lifelong altoholic, I am quite used to walking a new generation of characters in the footsteps of their forefathers and foremothers. Part of the fun for me is seeing how much better I can do things a second or third time around, now that I presumably know what I am doing.
However, one of the downsides of alts is that sooner or later I know that I am going to hit content that I dread. Recently, my Lore-master in Lord of the Rings Online finally came to Helm’s Deep, and I knew that I would have to suck it up and go through those dull, tedious epic battles once more. Having that sort of content ahead does rob me of steam, so I find it best to try to ignore thinking about it and just get it done in one or two sessions. There’s something to be said for the ignorance that you once had going through the game on your original toon.