Let me get this off my chest: I know nothing about this game. I pre-ordered it about 5 minutes ago because my friends are picking it up.
I like to play tanky classes in MMOs, and I'm going to roll a Guardian first. I played a prot warrior in WoW and a juggernaut in TOR. Thing is, they typically feel gimpy as hell, especially where PvP is concerned. I love tanking dungeons and stuff but PvP is a drag. Having "lol, I crit for 200 damage" moments while getting your face stomped isn't particularily fun. You end up just acting as a meat shield, applying a snare to your target, and having someone else burn them down while you cheer them on. Gets stale fast.
Is Guardian going to be any different? Has anyone played a Guardian in the open betas that could offer their experiences? I would <3 you long time.