Just started playing this game finally this past weekend... I freaking LOVE it. What an awesome experience so far. The game is beautiful, and has well, pretty much EVERYTHING I have wanted in an MMO for a year. I was a HUGE WoW fan, and have kinda missed the game but I just can't get into what that game is offering, which is why I decided to try out Rift.
Probably one of the coolest things about this game, outside of all the amazingness - this title has an awesome community. I'm sure it has it's share of bad apples but this weekend, there wasn't a single question that I had that I couldn't get answered and without all the usual flaming that you might find in other games.
I'm excited to keep progressing through the content and seeing what monsters are waiting for me around the next bend.