I've played Minecraft for a total of about seven hours today. I'm rationalizing it by reminding myself that i might otherwise be wasting this time on TV or browsing the internet, or I rationalize it as part of my social life -- I'm playing on a server with a handful of my friends. But the time suck of Minecraft feels much more visceral than losing time browsing the internet or watching TV. I feel like hours are being extracted from my life.
I shall have to quit soon. For now, I'm going to enjoy it. If I'm still wasting time on this in a week, I'm begging all my readers: Intervene.