I had bought this a while back and played it a bit and then set it aside, but recently started playing again. It's a really fun game. I would, aside from wanting to play online with some CAGs, like to work on the friends-only online design unlocks. Doubt I'll ever get to 500 points, but maybe we can get the first two unlocks. Anyone else interested in setting up a time for a CAG Excitebike fest?
Regarding online play, it's been flawless for us, and we are on a lowly low-end DSL connection. No lag whatsoever. Also the game would be a bore without the CPU players in there as well. Someone would take the lead and that would be it, pretty much. Part of the point of the game is not running into traffic, and using the CPU bikes to cool your engine so you can boost you way to the finish line.
Id be up for some play or just farming either way would be fine by me (a lot of people on gamefaqs were running through on an 8 second course just for fast points)
I have yet to catch any friends online, but wouldn't mind getting the unlocks either. I took a break from it too cause I borrowed Brutal Legend, and Assassins Creed 2 from a friend but just recently got around to finishing S-ranking everything. Platinum Fiji was a pain, but the rest took 4 or so attempts at the most.