You're ticks were pretty much the same as mine when I went looking. ESO is great. I don't have much time to play, but there is always fun stuff for me to do. Best story telling in the market. Massive amount of content. Responsive development team Solo, group, raid (raid teams are much smaller - 12 members I believe). Huge pvp overland zone, complete with contested dungeons, quest lines, daylies, and sieges. Decent crafting and deco game. Robust character skills customization (actually, any class can play any role if the player is knowledgable and skilled). No p2w. Shop is expensive, but it's fluff stuff. Race matters. Arena content. Specialization guilds with quest lines. You can pick pockets, break into houses and rob them blind (not players). I can spend hours just doing this! Active light and heavy attacks, blocking, and dodging are required skills. Many eq2 players have a hard time adjusting to the controls. It's a keyboard interface. Once i got used to it, I liked it much better than mouse mashing. Also, some folks don't like the UI. In particular, the reticle and while in 3rd person pov. However, those things can be adjusted in settings. I always play in third person, and it felt the same as eq2 to me once I adjusted stuff. One thing I don't care much for is the broker system, because it's not game wide. Essentially, if you want to sell, you have to join a trader's guild. That guild rents an npc location, and the only thing accessible at that npc is what that guild has to sell. Buyers don't need to be in a guild to purchase. Lastly, ESO is best enjoyed with mods. The Minion downloader is what you want as it will update everything for you. However, there are a number if mods that are no longer maintained. I just played around with them until I found the combination i liked. ESO's setting make it super easy to enable or disable specific mods on the fly. Alcast and Kevduit both have great youtube channels if you want to observe the game. Alcast also has a blog which is a really good source of information on class and build mechanics.