While I'm not new to MMORPG scene, with history of Lineage 2, RIFT, GW2, ESO and FFXIV (games I spent most time playing) and probably every other MMORPG out there (Even Runes of Magic and what not), I have never really got around to play World of Warcraft properly. I did buy it when WoD came out, but then I used the 90 lvl boost, everything felt rushed and after a week or so I quit, because it felt... weird... like I was thrown into the middle of a world I had no knowledge of.
I recently resub'd to FFXIV, but after a days I feel "constrained". I hate the instances and everything doesn't really feel like it has this sort of free flow, if you catch my drift. I also play ESO once in a while, but I miss quest hubs and question marks and all the flashy stuff.. like in RIFT. Gosh, RIFT was the perfect game before Trion's greed consumed them.
So, the question stands: On a scale from 1 to 10, how worth is it to start playing WoW from scratch? I intend to start at level 1 and work my way up. I want to experience the lore, the wonderful misc storylines you stumble upon in a random village (Like in RIFT) and the freedom of running around, not having to wait for instance loads and stuff.
Why I hesitate: WoW is an old game, there are plenty of other games, plenty of new ones coming out, and I feel like everyone already has everything in WoW. Kinda feel like I'm too late to start investing my time. Yeah that's it. I'm too late to invest my time and money.