I saw this thread and wanted to pop in since I was suckered into buying GW2 by a buddy who said it was everything a gamer dreams for and more....I played 10 hours total on it and got so ridiculously bored that I never bothered to pick it back up. 60.00 bucks to learn a lesson I should have already learned by now and that is "No game is going to compete with Rift mmo wise". The community there was god awful, large numbers of horribad trolls (do you know why the call it an xbox 360 - Chuck Norris comments - Shamas in Metroid was a cool 'dood') and people that would rather shun you for not knowing the game then try to help with basic questions. I rarely rant about how bad a game is, but seriously...its that bad. The fact that there is no "PvP leveling" aspect (because if you queue for pvp it automatically boosts your level to cap for it making you have to spend time to figure out what each ability is instead of learning to play your character properly from leveling and gaining abilities on the way) was the biggest blow to my morale. IMO, one day people will wake up and realize that Rift was revolutionary and unique (well as unique as a WoW clone can be, but atleast Trion did not sell out to the casuals like Activision/Blizzard did) and dump the money grubbing jerks that put mmos out just to sell more subscriptions to come to where an mmo was created to have fun.