I did like the L5R system, but I had a bad gamemaster for the game. We were railroaded down the main metaplot, with starting characters for one. Second he refused to change the plot, so we couldn't actually do anything worth meaning. Third, he screwed characters over for making good decisions, (dropped a freaking Dark Oracle on my character) and the scenery of the game wasn't even good. That game had...issues. There's a reason we'll never let him GM again.
Nice, HairyHeretic, I've rarely heard of GM's letting people do things like that. But still, sounds like fun.