I just registered on this site, but still cant post reviews and ratings for the game, bah, nm, I will do it here, shortly
I played World of Warcraft for 1.5 years and now have been in EVE for 2 months.
Why do I play MMOs? because I love developping a character, making it stronger, having better stats, better skills and better items.
In WoW until level 60 all is wonderfull: the game is beautiful, full of quests and action.
At each level you get, you can train better skills. You get new talents too. At the same time you get better items and do quests.
But as soon as you reach level 60 you say bye bye to skills, talents and quests, cause you have them all. For these three parts you character is complete. You cant go further. Simple as that.
The ONLY thing that you can do to personalize your character is get him better items...
and here starts the item farming: roaming instances and raids to get good drops. Or farm reputation to get items...
items items items, always items. Nothing more. At level 60 you farm items.
WoW was my 1st MMO. And I accepted it. I didnt enjoy it really anymore for almost a year, and as I get friends in it I had difficulties to stop.
Then I discovered EVE. Thats a very refreshing game!
No level cap. In fact, no levels at all. No items farming (at least not like in WoW).
So much skills and development possibilities that you cant even train all the skills available in one life time.
Really, a totally different concept. More mature. More realistic.
Sure you still need to invest HUGE amounts of time in it in order to become "good", sure you still need to join a guild/corporation in order to progress further. But at least you dont crash your face in a wall like I did when I reached level 60 in WoW.
Thats my 2 cents.
Give it a try! EVE is a really great game.