I've never subbed to Rift before, but I did use the Rift Lite to get a feel for the game. Honestly, I really liked the playstyle and class creation, but obviously I didn't get a chance to really go deep in it. When I played, SWTOR was about to come out so I wasn't planning on subbing anyways. Since then I've kept my eye on Rift news and whatnot, and now with the Dimensions trailer the pendulum has swung dangerously close to that line where I want to play it.
My question is whether this game can be recommended to someone who does not want to become a hardcore raider? I was in top progression guilds in WoW in Vanilla, TBC, and WotLC, and I want to avoid falling into that dedicated time sink.