What I've been trying to point out to Marcus that he seems totally unable or unwiling to understand is that the game can be socialable. As I said I've got a group of friends I play with regularly and we also regularly play against other individuals and crews. Freeroam has always been a warzone and was designed to be. I don't think its any "better" or "worse" than it was 8 years ago.
If you're hanging out in public lobbies expecting to meet friends you're doing it wrong basically.