EQ2 isn't too bad, though I found it too lacking in the pvp aspect for me, and WoW isn't a bad mmo, complain and stroke your neckbeards all you want, it was a successful, decent and well designed mmo. Is it good for the elite cadre of gamers? No. What mmo is? You memorize rotations / priorities, memorize boss scripts and farm lewtz. This is not skill, this never required skill, this will never require skill. Arena doesn't count, it doesn't require skill on the grounds of beastcleave, wizardscleave, <insert type here>cleave.
You want skill go play some fps.
Edit: Totally ignored the OP, lawl my bad.
For the EQ2 AA, try to remember that EQ2 was built on a CPU heavy graphics engine, and while they are redesigning it slowly to transfer some of the work to the GPU instead, it's probably not the best written and there will be limitations.