The most popular ones (CoD4+, BF3 and forward, Planetside 2, CS) are absolutely terrible to me.
Can't find anything worth playing since TF2 (and I'm sick to death of TF2)
Used to love the hell out of C&C Renegade back in the days... can't really find anything that keeps me in the game for more than 5 minutes. The only MP PvP game I enjoyed recently was Chivalry, but it has a lot of issues.
Whats out there?... that has more than 10 people online at a time.
--> Forgot to add any MOBA to the lists of games I hate.
You're like me and hate everything that's out there.
GW2 sPvP Awesomenauts Quake Live StarCraft 2 Forge (haven't tried it yet)
GW2 = soulless, terrible combat, WoW was better, I only tried it recently. It was a shocker to me, I never thought I'd say WoW had better combat but it actually did. Awesomenauts = Its 2D. Its too 1 dimensional. Terrible joke. Quake Live = If I wanted to play Quake, I'd play Quake 3, which actually looks decent. I don't though, I never liked Quake. Much preferred UT, which had the variety I was looking for. SC2 = RTS. RTS games can be great, I'm sure. I just hate playing them. (yes I'm utterly terrible at them)
You have more:
Sonic All Stars -> Not a racing guy. Too stuck up over Mario Kart 64 and how every game of the genre is utterly inferior to it. This is no exception from what I've seen. Plain racing has no appeal, I need am ore item-based racing game, which Sonic All Stars isn't.
Frozen Synapse -> not a fan of turn based, except in rare cases. That ain't it.
You caught my attention with Forge. Like the concept, but it doesn't look like there's a lot of players, even for a F2P game, and it seems badly reviewed. Its free though, I'll check it out. Hey, you're actually making me try 1 game! I'm impressed. You should get a medal for it.
So... you're a hipster and hate everything popular?
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has tons of powerups. Not sure what you mean by it not being item based. They're essential to even beating the CPU, let alone multiplayer. The game also takes a dump on Mario Kart 64.