I did not buy this game because I think it's going to destroy another game or last 10 years or something. I purchased this game because I enjoy it and I have money to spend on things I enjoy.
I don't know about you but I don't go watch a movie only because everyone else is watching it or if I feel it's going to win so many awards or hit netflix faster then you can say jack rabbit. I watch them in the theater because I'm a movie fan. I know a game isn't the same as a movie but it's an example I want to give.
So what makes this game good to me? I'm glad you asked mister.
-freedom of build (i love how I can use any weapon, armor and learn different skills and even have access to others from completing quests for guilds and such)
-freedom of choice (I could go quest and do that but I usually would just wonder around doing quests as they showed up and sometimes just popping in on other things)
-clean ui (I can't stand how so many mmos crowd my screen with stuff. I love not seeing all that and just taking in the world.)
No game is perfect and there are downsides but for nda reasons I don't think I can share without going into detail. But they are there nothing game breaking tho and could completely go away by release time who knows.
But the main point is I don't buy things because of business models or make purchases because of them. I buy cause it's what I want and that's about it. If this game goes free to play so be it if not that's fine too. Either way I'm on board. See you guys in game 4-4-14!