The idea of controlling your character to do anything you wanted in any mod was what got me. Growing up on twinswords.tbm I was instantly addicted. Then as I got more into the game, I saw you can BUY stuff with ingame money and I'm like omgwtfbbq. It remains my favorite game ever since.
Ooh, first thoughs... Umm... Okay.
"Wait... let's click on this... What am I doing OHHHH I MOVED MY ARM! ... And he punched my head off.... Darn it... *Five minutes later* WE'RE STILL ON ONE MATCH! *Five more minutes later* Oh, Mod Change.... HEY THE MATCH STARTED OVER AGAIN!!! *many minutes later* Oh yeah! Katana! *clicks many joints, and proceeds to cut own head off* ... FUUUUUUUUUUU-"
And that was my first experience with Toribash
I thought it was fun because it was so different. Sure it was hard, but it was hard for the same reason it was fun. When I finally knew what I was actually doing to the point where my Tori didn't resemble a fish that just got pulled onto a boat, that was just another reason to keep at it.