I have to start this with a clarification. Yes I am talking about some of my game group members, no I won't be using names, and no, this is not a complaint.
Many gamers tend to be slightly passive people, typically introverts. As such, many of us are easy going when it comes to what game gets played. I know that I enjoy a great variety of games and I'm willing to try just about anything. This is a good thing to have, until everyone has the same attitude. What often happens is everyone is willing to play anything that no one really makes the push to play a certain game. Eventually something gets played, but if there was a slightly more dominant personality around, we wouldn't lose 5 minutes trying to decide what game gets played. Then again, that dominant personality could cause other problems.
I guess what I'm getting at is that there's a blend between passive and active when it comes to game selection. It's good to throw out some ideas, but it's also good to be flexible to what others want.
I know this is a short post but it's the best I could do. I've been subbing most of this week and tutoring like a mad man so I'm exhausted. Hopefully I'll adapt to the new schedule and have more time to further develop the thoughts I have on some gaming. On that note, if you ever have an idea for a random musings post, feel free to let me know in some way.