So, I'm a long time MMO player. Started with Runescape and Maplestory (if those count) when I was like 9-10, and then got into WoW on launch day. Played WoW up until the 6.0 prepatch (WoD prepatch), and quit on the spot because of how terrible all my favorite classes felt. I tried going back for Legion, but the game is just missing something, and I burn out so easily now -- don't know what it even is. So, I need a new game to play.
I've been playing League lately, but with how terrible the game is becoming, I just can't do it anymore (and I hate F2P anyway).
I tried GW2, and the lack of meaningful content and progression just pushes me away.
I tried BDO, but it's just not my kind of game.
I tried ESO way back in beta, and I just didn't feel it (though I hear a lot has changed).
I tried FFXIV, and while it was super, super fun the first time I did everything... hitting max level just killed the game for me, since I have nothing to do at this point (yes, I've done savage. It was fun the first time, but then was just boring.)
I tried BnS, and while I did enjoy the combat and overall aesthetic, I don't like any of the females except Lyn (people love "boob physics"... but I can't stand them, and all the taller females move like hookers or something), and the game was just really... Korean feeling, if you know what I mean. Grindy, things didn't make sense, lot of P2W or P2EnjoyAnything, and so on.
I tried TERA, but it had the same issues BnS has, but the combat in TERA got old pretty quickly for me.
I tried EVE, but I want a game, not a guided cinematic.
I tried Mabinogi as a kid and loved it, but any time I try going back I just get bored of it.
So, what MMOs have enjoyable combat, enjoyable content, and at least decent questing / leveling? If none exist... what's something that lasts long term that I could play while I wait for new games to come out?