I played for about the first 5-6 months of the game's life. It was fun, but our raiding guild collapsed and I got rid of my character. I keep thinking I would love to go back again, I loved some of the mechanics (and really loved the tanking rogue class), but now I'm back to raiding in WoW and I don't want to have 2 MMOs going at once :(. If I could get back my old character I'd more heavily consider it, but at this point that's not an option :(.
Yeah that was a fun time (even though i wasnt really part of the 'core group'), I knew I'd be back to play more Rift after I left. I tried playing my warrior (Bamf) again but after all the balancing and stuff, i had all my roles wiped and had no idea how to play him anymore, heh.