addressing the cons:
point one: go for grognard status. while it is very important not to spend too much time on gaming, and especially not at the expense of time with family and friends, there is nothing wrong with gaming at nearly any age. i've been playing for around 25 years. my wife is on one hand not for gaming at all, and on the other wants to support my interests. we've agreed on a set amount of time each week that i can game. works for us.
point two: it is all about who you game with. i've stopped gaming for months and even a few years once so that i could find a good group or game with who i wanted to. i would rather not game than put myself into crappy or potentially crappy situations. having said that, it can be hard to find good people and groups to play with. quality is worth the wait.
point three: internet can help a bit with that. but there are still issues with even that: jerks are everywhere, scheduling and communication is just as hard on the internet because humans are humans, and you still don't get face to face, unless you vidchat.
point four: nobody should be forced to "rp" according to a particular style or method. just because you don't enjoy a particular style doesn't make you a crappy rp'er. describing what the character does is just as good as acting it out. admitting you don't know how to describe what you want and asking for help is also just as good.
point five: online can help, but it can also be difficult, as described as above. it usually works out best when
point six: ever think of trying a kickstarter for your game ideas?