After playing WoW I couldn't care less if they kicked me out. I'm suffering WoW withdrawl.
100% agreed. While the servers were out this weekend, I got to try the EQ2 beta a little more. (Note that despite being in the WoW beta for 6 months and the EQ2 for less than 1, I'm still prefering to play WoW.) My opinion of it hasn't really changed much. Same constrictive UI, environment, overall game structure and the same bland classes and abilities, washed-out graphics, and monotony of killing creatures, and...
Well, there are a few nice things I could say about it. But there aren't many. Even going simply from EQ1 to EQ2, I don't feel it's a huge improvement. They added, um...a quest system, "better" graphics, a clean transportation system, and a buff system that prevents PLing. In exchange, the combat is clunkier, the items and inventory structure is more tedious, there are tiers of every spell (of which there are a whole slew that can only be obtained from PC crafting,) and just in general I feel like I'm carrying a bigger boulder on my back as I play.
The only hope for EQ2 really is that it nails the endgame and WoW doesn't. Otherwise, it's only going to be for Sony diehards and people who like to "adventure" and roam more than you actually *do* things. If your Bartle test results were that you were an achiever or killer, don't even think about EQ2. Explorers might like EQ2, and it may have a *slight* edge with socializers. Click here if you don't know what the Bartle test is.