I like having a character in this program.
I am one of those who actually uses it as an extention of myself. I would not/will not do anything with my online character that I wouldn't in real life.
So what has my character done so far? Not much, so far I have wandered around, buying clothes and hanging out in clubs. I have tried to get a job in SL, and a home. It's difficult when you don't have any cash. Second Life and your offline lives can suck in such similar ways without you even trying. And inorder to have cash in SL, you need to have it in the real world -with a credit card.
Let's see if I have better luck as a 3D animation then I do as a flesh and blood person.