The answer? I can safely say, YES. Personally, I've played this game from 2002-2006 on a level 89 and 93 character quited in October.1 year as a f2p and 3 years as a member. Your asking yourself, how does someone play a game for 4 years if its the worst game? Well it never use to be the worst game, infact I'm about 90% sure it use to be in the top 10. This game started out as a decent game, then from about 2004 and on it started to go down hill. The updates started to have less quality and mainly all about quests. In my view from 2004 and on Runescape seemed like "Questscape"
Anyone who has played Rs CLASSIC, will remember the "good ol days of Rs" Where you were a pure with 40 attack and 75 strength and about level 50 combat with your r2h sword in the wild, owning and actually defeating other players when you were beating them. That all ended when "rs2" came out. In rs2 player killing is all about using protect prays, ancient mage's ice barrage, and teaming. Ever since Jagex started to have ads on "Miniclip" is when the community really started to take a nose dive. They started targeting younger and less mature audiences 13 and under. Now dont get me wrong, not ALL younger players are immature, but MOST ARE. If you dont do what somone asks, you're a noob!
But pking,the community, and the poor updates is not even the worst part about Rs. The worst part in my view is the randomness,luck and grinding in skills, the worst being the combat skills. I've always liked the woodcutting skill on this game but...Getting yew and magic logs does NOT get any faster past level 75 woodcutting. When I played on my level 93 account my wc level was 89, yet I could get a full inventory of magics faster than a 99 wcer, and I was beaten by somone with solid level 75... It takes many HOURS to get levels in some skill, just to get beaten by the lower levels... And its the same thing with combat, its a fact that the lower combat person will win more times against a higher level.
When I became a member I was really into "stake dueling" against other players at the duel arena. I quickly found out from many duels that the lower combat level people always did better against higher levels... Even with ALL stats lower, they still tend to win more. The combat stats are attack, strength, defense, range, magic, hitpoints, and prayer. But in Runescape as a melee person, strength is the stat that determines the outcome of a fight. It wont matter if your attack and defence is 10 levels higher than the other guys, if his strength is higher than you he will do better. But the worst part about combat in Rs is...RANGE. In most other games the range or "archery" skill is as good if not better than the other skills, in Rs thats not true.
The only way you will ever get kills as a ranger in Runescape is to work for HOURS as a "pure ranger" Forced to keep your defence and prayer at 1, but you will be about 70 combat with 99 range, the highest level. Only to do half the damage of 99 strength... In Runescape, there is something called a "combat triangle" like many other games. This is what Jagex says their triangle is... Melee beats range, magic beats melee, and range beats magic. But if you have ever ran into a good ancient mage as a ranger, you will know that is not true. He casts his Ice Barrage spell on your black dragonhide armor, and freezes your for 20 seconds as he laughs and runs off, no kill for the ranger.
The last part of my post is about reporting. Jagex NEVER has really taken reports seriously. Your report a level 3 thats a macro, never to hear from Jagex saying they took action. Now, I know that SOME people have gotten a response, but most dont and I never have out of the probably hundreds of people I have reported in 4 years of playing.
To PROVE my point of how bad Runescape is, do this if you want proof. Go to the rs forums and to the rants section, It will say there is 60 or so people in there. Next go to "compliments" and you notice there is only 5 people there... Anyone that has taken time to read all of this you have my respect, thanks for reading. My two cents