Let me start this off by saying I'm certainly not the best at Left 4 Dead 2, but I do know the basics and I attempt to apply them in VS, although clearly, I'm not at a level of extreme experience with this game. That being said, I enjoy the game itself, but the community isn't exactly the best from my personal experience; perhaps I'm wrong, but today reminded me why I stopped playing Left 4 Dead 2 before. The next few paragraphs are mostly just a tale as to why I'm posting here, so skip to the last one if you'd want to ignore that.
Essentially, I jumped into a versus game where three people had already chosen the Infected side; my first assumption of this is generally team stacking, but I figured that it's possible the players just enjoy being Infected, so I stuck with random. I ended up being pooled to the Survivors team, with one player who ended up disconnecting or leaving within a minute and another who ended up being kicked because he was refusing to advance or do anything; the other team demolished us, and proceeded to trash-talk us through each map, to the point that they split up intentionally and were taunting us with comments like "It's so hard to press W!", along with slurs that were, quite frankly, immature and something I'd expect from some rude teenager.
At the last map they did act somewhat civil, and I had been rather angry since they admitted to stacking the teams, since they wanted to play with friends and it's apparently a problem if they're on different teams. The last map had at least some banter that wasn't completely idiotic and immature in nature by all parties, myself included, where proper, mature play was conducted, for the most part. I thoroughly enjoyed that last match, even if I was charged off the roof of the No-Mercy Finale while trying to save a team-mate, simply because it was absent of rude, immature conduct.
All that being said, I find Versus rather enjoyable, but it's incredibly annoying to, every time I play, find some rude, crass individuals who seem to have a need to taunt anyone of lower-skill level like some sort of child. I don't mind being demolished in a game, but when the other team feels the need to taunt you after intentionally stacking them to make sure their team is better built, well... It's rather annoying, to say the least. If they happen to end up on the same team and we get skewered, that's fine, but when they know that the enemy team isn't likely to meet their standards and refuse to play on 'equal' ground, or at least equal opportunity, via team-stacking, it simply turns into a rather childish situation I don't enjoy.
So I was just wondering if there were any groups or players who don't really care about winning to such a degree, but instead play for fun, rather than mocking others who aren't as good for some sort of selfish enjoyment? Are there any specific groups who, while playing a competitive mode, don't take it seriously to the point of deliberately stacking teams with players who have excellent skill and, most likely, a way to communicate and coordinate beyond in-game chat? I'd adore to join such a group, because so far, my experience with public games in Left 4 Dead 2 has been rather... off-putting, to say the least, and while I enjoy this game, the people in it that I've met have been rather rude, so unless I happen to be bumping into a minority while being unlucky, I'd adore finding a sort of community that doesn't have such silly standards attached to it.