Party chat has made it nearly impossible. Unless you are playing a game where communication is absolutely necessary for victory, no one ever speaks. Everyone stays in their own party chats, so the only place where I find new people to play with are games like Left 4 Dead or Madden 3 vs 3 team play. I wish they would make more games like Modern Warfare 2 where it forces you to be in game chat, and not just in Search and Destroy, I mean in ALL game modes. I loved it. You could trash talk and meet new people. I understand the necessity for party chat. I just wish there was some option you could turn on that lets you search for people who maybe aren't in a party chat. Party chat has just made playing Xbox Live by yourself completely horrible.