I didn't at first but it's growing on me. You have much more each classes' abilities available to you now and the talent system is more of a playstyle customization template. There are some talents that grant abilities (usually all on the same tier, so you only get to choose 1 of 3), but most of them are situational choices now.
Hey guys, I am playing guild wars 2 as well, if anyone wants to join gaius and I, I will transfer to his server. Seems to be a pretty cool game. PVE is built around extremely difficult 5mans, or so I've heard.
I will be getting GW2 sometime this week. Hope already knows this, but for anyone else who might be interested I will be playing on the Ehmry Bay server. A couple of my IRL friends are playing on there and have apparently started up a guild. I'll update this when I have names to throw in here.
Update: My game tag is Gaius.1849 and our guild is set up on Ehmry Bay. If you feel like checking the game out then just shoot me a friend request in game. Send me a tell and I'll invite you to the guild.
I can't speak for anyone else, but it is very unlikely that I will return to this game. Nothing is set in stone though; if enough people come back then I will probably reconsider. I would be more than happy to switch back to Horde in such a case. In the meantime I'm going to be checking out Guild Wars 2 since a friend of mine talked me into it.
As for character transfers, I believe Blizzard had some deal where if your account has been inactive for so long you could get a free character transfer/faction change if you resubscribe. I don't know if they're still doing it but it's worth a look for those of you still on Lothar.
This server is dogshit. I'm not sure what the plan will be but I know that Galv and I are considering moving and/or going back Horde. I guess I was trying to gauge interest with everyone before I pay out a pile of money to move the guild and characters to horde on another server. Galv pull the strings attached to my limbs and brain, maybe he can chime in on here.
My issue is paying to transfer all of my characters individually. If blizzard offered a service that would allow you to transfer all characters from one realm to another for a respectable fee then I wouldn't mind. But I like playing different guys and I chose specific crafting professions for each of them so I can trade between them all. Plus I wouldn't want to be without of guild chat when I switch to a different guy.