I admit, my opinion of a game is heavily influenced by the characters played by the staff (admin/GM especially). When browsing around a site that interests me, I usually look at the bios of accepted characters (in addition to checking out rules/application/plots/Face Claim/ OOC behavior etc..) Often times, I'll read over a character belonging to the owner of the site and go 'Huh?'. Instantly, I'll become less enthused toward the game, because the character(s) being held by the staff seem so annoying, I can't possibly picture there not being any OOC drama between me and staff in the future. The evidence is clear that we aren't going to see eye to eye, because the type of characters we are into playing. What we each attribute to being a character that suits the setting is on the opposite side of the equator. I've shook my head reading a staff held character before, just because there were so many details that IMO 'broke setting'. It was a major turn-off for me, and I really couldn't overlook some of those details, because it felt 'off'. So... my question is, do the characters played by staff impact your perspective of a game? If so, does it turn you off enough you won't join the site?