I don't play so much for the stuff except inasmuch as the stuff gives me the opportunity to play more often with people I enjoy spending time with. So, when the game starts to feel old, I don't want to quit because I'd miss that time. There are some options:
- Take a break. Thanksgiving was a natural break. But any time the game is not enjoyable, it might be a good time to step away. Play another kind of game--trivial pursuit or bejeweled maybe. Or read a book. Or watch tv.
- Start another character, something really different from what you're currently playing. I'm finding that playing a different kind of character gives me a new perspective on the game and on the people in it.