I've been reading a book about turning the workplace into a gaming experience. They are talking about reasons people play games and what makes games great. Essentially, they argue that people play games for one or more of these reasons:
If you look at the popular games, from Angry Birds and Farmville to Call of Duty and Skyrim, they all contain some of these elements. Some of the games we hate, miss a lot of this.
I'm a little confused by saying you play MMOs, but don't like some other elements that most MMOs have. Most MMOs that I can think of are: not challenging, never ending, and extremely repetitive. So if you don't like these things, why play them?
On the other hand, MMOs are very popular because they include several of the elements I mention.
Here is my recommendation for you: try OnLive's PlayPack. For $9.99/mo you have access to a growing catalog of near 150 games. There are some great ones in there, such as: Bioshock, Just Cause 2, Borderlands, and Batman. If you are just curious, you can use the service to rent games or trial them for free.
As for great games for consoles/PC, I would think Skyrim would be a fun game for a MMO player to come to. Some people are bored because the social aspect is taken away, but to me, the achievement is greater.
Hope this helps and sorry for the rambling.
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