Archeage is not p2w for me because you can get all the item at the end game without paying for real money. Those gear are crafted, drop from the dungeon and bosses. Archeage is pay to skip/progress for me.
My definition of pay2win is the item that can take more advantage and it's only available in the cash shop. The company force you to buy those items in the cash shop to access the end game items or it can take more advantage that can only purchase for real money. The item that you can't find in the game and it's only available in the cash shop that take more advantage.
More mmo's you can't see the p2w in the beginning but after you play more month's or a year at the end game you can see the real p2w.
Share to me your definition of p2w.