As an incentive to exercise, the game has been a qualified success. I have seen some bits of Waukegan that I wouldn't have seen otherwise, as well as a few other odds and ends.
As a social outlet, the game has been a bust. I have made one friend, and learned that I don't enjoy playing the game simultaneoulsy with othe people. THAT, on the other hand, has opened a window into my own head: Generally speaking, I would rather talk about games than actually play them. Not sure where that thought will lead.
Will I still be playing a year from now? Who knows? There are WAY too many variables at this point.