Sometimes, but when they went to the playoffs they were either:
Really, REALLY GOOD (2004,05,06, Maybe this year)
Or Good Enough to win a Playoff game and stun somebody (07,10)
And they've had some competition during each of the eras. St. Louis (1999-2004) Arizona (08-09) and SF now (2010- now)
Tired of watching my team choke away playoff chances (08,11, Maybe this year) or just sucking so much to miss the playoffs outright.
Pretty much. Fact of the matter is that seems like the Packets have consistently controlled the division ala Patriots while the rest of the teams are the whipping boys who once in awhile give them a run for their money.