I've been playing Minecraft for the past week or two. I've been playing on peaceful mode (because monsters suck, especially Creepers), but once I make a mob grinder and monster-proof my house, I'll put monsters back on. I also plan on making my house much more awesome, but right now it isn't that great, but not that bad, either (for only playing a couple of weeks). I've got a wheat farm (but it's mainly serving as a tree farm until I build another room to put trees in), a barn (which currently has three cows, three sheep, and four chickens; trying to find pigs), a storage area, an entrance to my mine, and a general area with my crafting table, furnace, and enchanting table (the latter of which I just made today, and I have no idea how to use it).
Oh, and there was this one time, it was pretty funny, sort of, looking back on it...
So, I didn't know that beds reset your spawn point to the bed's location; I just thought it allowed you to go through night quickly, and I figured I didn't need that because I was on peaceful mode. So then I got burned by lava. Not only did I lose diamonds and a diamond pickaxe, but I also got spawned at the point where I started. I panicked, obviously. I searched up suggestions for what to do if you lose your house (somehow during that search I found out about the bed's second function), but that ended up being no help at all. Eventually, I thought to retrace my steps, so I killed myself to get back to the start point. Then I remembered all the things I did before I made my home.
First, I built a shelter out of dirt for the first night (I had monsters on at that point), and then a Creeper exploded it (then I found out how to turn monsters off). After that, because I'm an idiot, I tried to make a wheat farm in an icy biome, because my food meter thing was less than the max (and I didn't know what it does, in fact I still don't) and I couldn't find any non-sheep mobs. After a while, I figured out that I was being an idiot and searched for a place with a warmer climate, and ended up in a desert area very close to a swamp area (I think it's a swamp, I dunno) and built my home.
So, I found the shelter I had made on the first night (It was a dirt wall with an explosion crater thing on the other side at that point), then I searched for snow. I found it, and after a while I found the holes I had dug to make my wheat farm. Then I went from there to a swamp kind of area, and ended up finding my home. I was so happy, I didn't even care that I had lost those diamonds.
I've also made a creative mode world (for those who don't know, creative mode is basically where you get infinite everything and the ability to fly) where I have made a Nyan Cat, and have started making a maze and a giant "OBJECTION!". And since people are talking about giant Fluttershys...
Also, here is a part of a podcast (starring fictional characters) where one of the characters reviews Minecraft. I thought it was funny, and it does have some truth to it.
Sceb: Minecraft is quite literally a game where you punch dirt to collect dirt to build things out of dirt. And if that doesn't sound fun, then obviously, you are a smart, smart person and not the guy who decided to make this game.
Space Chicken: I thought you liked Minecraft.
Sceb: Oh, I do, but in a love/hate kind of way, where I can't seem to free myself from its evil bonds of addiction. I don't know why I keep playing, but I do. I'm playing right now.
Fred: I was wondering why you had that laptop under your chair.
Sceb: I'm not sure what it is about this game that makes you have to keep playing it, but you do. So I highly recommend you never fall to it's pixelated temptations, or you will plummet into a pit of tortured agony so deep, that no amount of cobblestone stairs can build you a way out. And you'll love every minute of this torture, but it's torture, so don't do it. But if you DO do it, you should totally come play on my server because I built this awesome castle out of glass blocks that looks exactly like Megaman. It's frigging awesome.
Fred: Hey what's that?
Creeper (or maybe Fred, I'm not sure): Sssss...
Sceb: AH! CREEPER! GET IT AWAY!
Fred: Hahahaha, aah, ha, you're afraid of stupid hissing noises!
Sceb: Uhuhuhh, I hate you so much.