When my friend post her status about her experience in Minecraft on FB, I just had to pick it up because it was still in alpha stage and the price goes up after 20th so it's good time to do that.
As an avid WoW player, I find Minecraft to be very refreshing since it's not about epeen contest, gear heavy game, and bound by quests. I remember my first time in Minecraft, I was trying to build the shelter since it was getting dark then I was attacked by damn spiders.
Then my friend invite me to join her server with her other friend and they had build this huge castle, which was so neat. It's so cool for me to run around, attacking the mobs for lulz, building tools and shelter, and just have plain good times.
I play it every now and then because I don't want to OD'd myself on it like me with WoW. But Minecraft is just plain awesome sauce. :D