I hate losing games. I don't mind losing to the computer so much, but I hate losing to other people. I'm a sore loser. It kept me from playing Warcraft arena, and it's giving me a complex about Starcraft. I'm not much of an RTS player but I've decided to try to learn Starcraft II competently. It's the closest thing computer gaming has to a grand game like Go or Chess and I figured now was the time to learn it.
I made a mistake with my Starcraft account and won too many of my placement matches. Basically I learned one strategy, Protoss 4 warpgate rush, and then played it for 5 matches and won 3. That got me rated in the Gold Division with people who actually know how to play the game. The problem is all my knowledge ended at the rush, either I won at 8 minutes or I lost. I have no idea what to do next. I've since lost 8 matches and haven't won one, and I keep hoping the system will eventually re-rate me to a lower skill level.
There's an old saying about learning to play Go, that you have to play 100 games before you can really begin learning to play the game at all. I think that applies to Starcraft, too. Just rough when you lose them all; at least Go has useful handicapping. The good thing about Starcraft is there's a nice polite culture, even if it's expressed in acronyms like "GLHF" and "GG". At least folks aren't jerks about winning.