Be ready to walkaway from any given game if its not really working for you
I have, don't worry.
In fact the same mate confiscated his copy of Chronotrigger when I had only half finished it a few weeks after being given it to play.
Copies of Grand Theft Auto are thankfully cheap. Checking around on Ebay, many games made for multiple platforms are much cheaper on the PS2. I might get a chance to play a few games I never got round to on my GC.
I'd considered getting a Wii when they fell enough in price, but I just don't have the time and money any more. If I pick up a Wii now, it'll be the first time I picked up a Nintendo console after it became defunct, and not before.