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There were a lot of trolls on the gw2 fansite forums, there were a lot of "haters" but there were also a lot of people that seem to have been extremely accurate about how gw2 would turn out, who were also lumped in with the trolls and haters because we were biased.
Let me be the first to apologize... I was one of those fanbois that would defend the game and assumed everything would be really amazing because it is 2012. Now I feel so silly reflecting on all the past conversations I had.
I remember one fellow sharing his concerns about wvw lag, performance issues in large groups, class mechanics and how the new trinity wasn't any better, and how the game had no truly challenging end game. I just assumed anet had enough savvy to completely avoid such flaws, but the game I got was really simplistic. I honestly don't know how it took so long to create a game with so little substance.
I still play it, albeit casually, and the game isn't hard to stomache or anything, but it definitely isn't that groundbreaking MMO that was going to set the new standard, that many of us swore it would be.