>1. What is your favorite game (tabletop, role-playing, board game, etc...), and care to give an explanation (short or long, whichever) as to why?
I prefer the older GW skirmish games like Mordheim, Necromunda, and Gorkamorka. Battlefleet Gothic was a very nice game but I'm not much of a fan of the over-the-top baroque ship architecture, and the game is harder to play without the company support for the models.
for RPGs, I'm partial to 4E DnD and Pathfinder.
>2. The same as question 1, but in reverse. Is there a particular game you dislike, and any reason why?
without a doubt, 40k. the game design and balance are years behind every other game GW publishes, and a decade behind competing publishers. it is the most popular tabletop in america by virtue of exquisite marketing and demographic targeting, not by the merit of its product, which on its best day, is second place to nearly every competing manufacturer in every aspect.