I'm really not enjoying this game. I die. A lot. I mean... a lot!!! I seem to have either gone too deep, or just simply have no idea what the different monsters can do. Or both. Or maybe I'm just old and crotchety. Yeah... that's it.
I pulled down a copy of Moria and started playing that for fun. I've died once, have already surpassed my highest experience level in Rogue, and am thoroughly enjoying myself. But, alas... 'tis not the same if I do not ascend in Rogue or Nethack. While Moria is a descendant of the two, it's really not the same game.
I'll just keep Moria around for when I want to actually SUCCEED at something for a change.