Beginners need to put in some serious time offline before play with others online. Most of the good players online are not very nice to the beginners. For some reason the expert players think the beginners are crazy for not spending as much time playing as they do. Heaven for bid that someone uses gamefly and plays 2 new games every month!
Career mode is fun but it lacks "something" that only keeps your attention for a few seasons. Overall though this is the best FIFA I have ever played.