Do you like to chat alot via private chat or the party chat or do you prefer texting?
I love texting on my phone ,but i hate typing it out on the pad as sometimes ya make a mistake and press the wrong button -typing it all out again! i refuse to buy that keyboard pad
As for private chatting -its a great service to use as their are times things shouldn't be said in front of other people or something to discuss or to just chit chat with a friend before getting on to game haha.
Now whilst i think party chat are great for lobby talk or if more than 6people on your friends list playing the same game with you and you want to talk together then thats a good idea -but whats annoying about it with 8people in it playing different games theres gonna be 3or more different conversations going in there and its hard to concentrate on your playing.