> The fact is, games are not different from any other software. You get many times more silent users that will never give anothing back than peple that actively contribute, and that should be fine (human nature, you can do nothing about it).
Perhaps you can do something about it. The harder it is to give back the less people are likely to do so, but if you do everything you can think of to lower the bar you might be surprised (I'm using "you" in the general sense of the word by the way). In the end, giving back is a rewarding process.