33 ( +1 | -1 ) boring ?Why should 1.Nc3 be boring ? Because in your opinion 1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 d4 could be boring ? And what about all the other replies ? 1.Nc3 is not one opening but the start of many different openings, each with their own characteristics. Your statement is the same as saying that 1.e4 is boring because the Ruy Lopez is (which is not the case, I just give an example).
40 ( +1 | -1 ) 1Nc31 Nc3 can be boring or exciting just like any other opening. ICGM Dick van Geet of the Netherlands has probably played this opening more than anyone else and some of the games I've seen can be quite complex. I've played it on occasion and found it to be quite elastic, as keiserpaul intimates. One can use it for original positions or as a transpositional device to get to another opening. A useful opening to use as a second string.
32 ( +1 | -1 ) transpositionsif you really think that 1.Nc3 is "boring" and you need your MCO to guide your play ;) why not play 1. ...g6 and try to transpose to a pirc/modern. you can basically play 1. ...g6, 2. ... d6, 3. ... Nf6, 4. ... Bg7 5. ... O-O v. anything and play can definitely be dynamic, and maybe theoretical as white has many different options (sometimes involving Nc3 before c4) v. this setup...food for thought