I had planned to write something about the Borderlands series, but that will have to wait. I have something I need to get off my chest first. It's very personal, and I hope the two or three of you who follow my sparse blog will spare me this moment.
I joked in my review for the bizarre...
Don't specialise. Upgrade all of your skills as you play.
Gold hangs around for a long time so don't chase it until you've cleared a screen.
Smash stuff that looks smashable, but be ready for monsters to jump out at you.