I'm playing the game daily and there's tons of people actively playing the game on the North American Mega server.
I'm not sure if any here providing very polar opinions have even played it to level cap. There's plenty to do from level 1 all the way to level 50. then Veteran content can keep you busy again from VR1 to VR14.
They are about to change the level 50 Veteran system and retool it as a "Champion System" as the go forward model. I applaud this for several reasons I won't go into here.
Additionally the Justice System is pending as well. You have a justice meter on the UI that can become visible depending on your actions. Say you kill some farmer ladies chickens near a town, she yells for the guards...Your Justice meter has risen from moderate criminal to "Kill on sight" because of your rampage. The meter degrades over time and it depends on your reputation. This will be really interesting especially as you can pickpocket too.
PVP - Can be insanely fun.
Occasional huge lag. The only time I see PVP lag is when there's a huge 120 vs 120 person Zerg at a keep seige. They've taken some steps to enhance performance and I haven't had no where near as much lag lately in huge battles.
I do wish the PVP zones were setup to spread home lands further apart.(Cough DAoC) It's a large land, but circular and sandbox. Tactics are someone limited like GW2, and once you figure it out like Tic Tac Toe, it hard to make headway that isn't obvious.
PVE - There's tons of content for everyone in Outdoor and indoor Dungeons, and they seem to be releasing content as expected.
- I love the ability for all 4 classes to use all weapons, so the build-outs are as varied as you could imagine.
- Balance (Read every MMO) - Damn Dragon Knights seem the only complete class. That said maybe they are too complete.
Excellent Crowd control in dungeons and PVP (check)
Excellent Damage (check)
Excellent Self Heals (check)- The quote in zone chat by peeps that figure out the Dragon Knight optimal PVE mechanics always state "Weee, I can't be killed Muhahahaha".