I finally quested through Stillmoor, and I have to say that I was disappointed with it. Since I had already read that was the location of the Guardian starting zone, I was anxious to see how it changed (and to see how something looked 20 years after I had been resurrected). Was that temple of rebirth still there? What about that platform where we fought Orpheus? Maybe there was a new questline for that device or something.
Instead, I found the zone rather lacking. It was just more "kill all the undead and Endless Court that you see." By the time I got there, I was tired of the werewolf/vampire theme too. I thought Burlingham and those other abandonded cities had potential as maybe a last remnant of the old Mathosia whereby its inhabitants were trying to rebuild. Instead, it was just more "kill all the werewolves". (Been there, done that in Gloamwood. Need an original idea to keep me interested.)
I realize it made more sense to have the Eye of Regulos taking over most of the zone. It was, after all, supposedly a cataclysmic event. So, yeah, the big crater fit in line with that. But I would have loved to have been sent back to the Temple of Rebirth and been told, "This is where it all started," or had some quest that delved more deeper into an Ascended's background like "What have you learned on your journey?" or whatnot. Not looking for anything deep and philosophical in the game, but it would have just been cool to complete the circle better.
All of those comments are from the guardian perspective, of course, and I still haven't figured out where Terminus is located. Maybe that's why they didn't do anything like I've mentioned - to keep the zone more neutral. But I feel that Trion lost a good opportunity to do something more lore-based with it. Maybe I missed something while questing.