Tharjax, our gaming backgrounds are so similar that I had to read your post two times to make sure it wasn't me who wrote it I have been playing through all BWEs + stress tests and I have yet to find a single reason to be disappointed (ok, maybe aside weak personal story, but I am a perfectionist who spent his childhood with classical literature). If I had some worries, most of them were gone yesterday and today, with the excellent performance of the stress test. Its uncanny how many small improvements they introduced to the game between the last BWE and last stress test. ANet's developers are very talented, hard working, they don't cut corners, and most importantly — they are passionate about what they do and their leadership keeps them in focus. For me, games are like art and I am very happy to see an original gem like GW2 appear in this (IHMO) stagnating world of AAA title gaming.