So I've just made 4k prestige. I'm still a noob. I've been playing for about one week and just opened up my first class (Kinetic) after the starters (I also bought the CE and got Alchemist and Knight).
There are some things to learn and things that are "counter-intuitive." I can see a lot of people getting annoyed and walking away from the game because of that. But the pve is really fun, to me. It's challenging, but you need to be aware of those "counter-intuitive" issues to have a smoother ride. If you are thinking about giving the game a try, I recommend reading this first. https://www.reddit.com/r/Skyforge/comments/3e7r9f/yokais_newbie_guide_to_skyforge_important_dos_and/
If anyone else has any advice or other links that are good for noobs in that 4k to 9k range, let me know.