(Sort of a rant, but an honest question/statement. This is not about any particular situation that I am in currently, just a general statement on "A" gaming outlook.)
So, a GM has a story that he wants to tell. Not as "Part" of the game, but as the "Whole" game. They are not quite railroading, as you can take many tracks, but you will always arrive at the same station. Now, lets say that he puts a lot of effort into it, and it is a good story.
Is it rude to just tell him that this is not what you do for a role playing game, it is what you do for a book? Now, go write that book so that we can get back to the RP. (well maybe you could say it in nicer way, but you get the picture)
This is often what I want to tell my GM's. I don't know, I tend to see this time, and time again, where the GM has a "Story" to tell, and it irks me to no end. I am usually the one running the game, about %95 of the time, and it just baffles me when a player asks me after a game "So, what did you have in mind for how that would play out?" In a situation like that all that I can think of is, do I tell him the character did not even exist until about 30sec before you started talking to her, and that I did not have a "Story" in mind, that his actions created the character only moment before? Or, lie to him and make him think that I had some sort of master plan?