Vanguard still remains one of my favorite MMOs. A huge world, massive cities that were actually cities and not a tiny village with a few huts scattered and then called a city but are actually a tiny village. Each race had its own starting area. Large varieties of races. Some of the most in-depth classes of any fantasy MMO.
Then one day...Vanguard was gone. No one gave it a try after launch and it died. It was never coming back.
I dunno much about Pantheon to be honest, except the Vanguard facebook group I'm in are all excited for it and we all hope that Pantheon fills the void that Vanguard did in the MMO genre.
I hope Pantheon ends up being just as good as Vanguard, with an amazing world and amazing classes. I'm very excited to see how Pantheon turns out