I actually bought Guild Wars 2 (I don't normally play MMOs)
I am not a gamer as the word is normally employed. My computers are not gamer rigs, they are computers.
So I might not have the most tricked out rig I guess.
But a buddy of mine (who is most assuredly not using his computer for anything other than games), and is something of an active gamer ie he plays almost everything on launch, gave me some very favourable comments about Guild Wars 2 that even got me to be amused.
No this is not a game speil, so I am not going to gush on about the game. If a non MMO type can't get you curious by his own willingness to play it nothing else will.
But it appears several cliche design aspects of ordinary MMOs have been dropped. The most notable, no monthly fee, they get what they get on game sale and leave it at that. I was cool with that.
Several processes of the usual experience of playing the game appealled to me as well. Never liked how 'missions' were commonly handled in other MMO designs I have seen.
I thought the creation process of my character was nice. Appealled to the paper n pencil role gamer in me.
Anyway, if you ARE a typical MMO fan, and you have not given this one a look yet, it might be worth your time. Hey it cost me two good models I'd have liked just as much