Personally I hate playing games on Normal cause its too easy and it doesn't force me to learn the gameplay mechanics. Hard is a bit too annoying though. Would LOVE a difficulty between Normal and Hard, and infact that should be the recommended difficulty setting. I think we should have a no challenge "story" mode for the blog journalists. Normal which is easy. Hard which is what I want and then Expert for people who have already finished the game. Expert is really freaking hard, and I like that for my second play through.