For our November trip, we are going with friends who have already booked at MGM. Through mLife, I was able to get a Tower One Bedroom suite for $600 total (includes resort fees and tax). This is my first of probably several reservations, but I wanted to lock something in at a rate I could live with. However, I've never stayed at MGM, nor really ever wanted to. I am a mid- or north-Strip guy typically (our last four Strip homes have been Mirage, Aria, Cosmo, and Encore). I find MGM disconnected. I have never really liked playing in NYNY or Monte Carlo (let alone Excalibur, Trop, or Luxor). I hate the walk on that side of the Strip north (I know, I can cross the street). I find the whole place too big for my tastes and crowded rather than just busy (why I've never stayed at Caesars either). The dining selections are good, though seemingly only on the high end (though I'm intrigued by the Michael Mina pub). So, what am I missing? Are there MGM fans who can convince me that I'll enjoy my stay? Will a monorail pass make life better? Any tips to better enjoy my prospective stay?