I'm not gonna lie, distance sucks. I live a six hour plane ride from my girlfriend and there are times where I feel physical pain not being able to be there with her.
That said, I wouldn't trade these last 6 months for anything. It's hard, but if you found the right person like I know I have...
Both wrong, Birth by Sleep is best Kingdom Hearts game :P (though I love every game in the series)
OT: Not a huge fan of racing games, RTSs, and sports games (team sports, not extreame sports like Tony Hawk or SSX). Can't really say I've found very many exceptions, if any.