I rolled a warrior in wow...because I'd always played warrior kind of chars first in games. I later got badgered into tanking, which I didn't enjoy too much. This was mainly because I didn't read too much about the game. I'd play all Blizz's games before, and many other RPG games, so just assumed I'd know what I was doing tbh.
This time...I'm getting much more info on lore as I can while skipping some of the more intricate and detailed info that I want to discover through playing. I've watched quite a few vids...but skipped many where it's a cam of someone just playing for 20 mins...asides from Mr Totalbiscuit anyway, coz he rules.
The vids of the cities are awesome, for example. Plus the prof ability ones.
Also, I recommend reading both the books. Great source of lore and general world feeling. I think you come to understand profs quite well from Logan and the gang. As well as loads of other stuff.
Anyway...I have a question that maybe someone can answer. Many people have brought it up here so might as well...about the beta. Has Anet said whether any char we make in a beta could be transferred to the game proper later? If we can't, not sure if I'll apply for it.