So I pre-ordered Storm Legion yesterday. Saw the videos for the expansion when they were first released and knew I just had to have it. RIFT has never disappointed me. I'm not in a guild at the moment but the levelling experience and crafting is fun as hell so not really necessary at the moment. Might get into a levelling guild for SL.
Anyway, RIFT scratches the itch that's been with me since I first saw ads for EQ and got well excited. The art direction, storyline and general feel of the game make it a joy to play for me. It's also enough of the old and plenty of the new style MMO. GW2 left a sour taste for me because it didn't incorporate staples of MMOs that I enjoyed. Things usually decried as 'boring' or 'grindy', in the end, do make up some of the necessary elements for me.
I'm looking forward to SL with great anticipation - hence the pre-order. Instead of waiting it out I figured that I'll get my money's worth, if even for the joy of levelling through it alone. So what say ye, have you preordered / will you?