I've played EQ1 from betta til about '04, WoW until about 5 months ago, played SWG, LoTRO, Rift for all of a week, Anarchy Online when it first came out.. my boyfriend has been betta testing the new Star Wars- I'll be playing that a little bit after launch (I want to wait until most players have moved on from the starting areas.. I've been watching him play and I think it will be fun as you can do so much solo, and yet can still play with a small group of friends. And each character you play will have different stories with different responses.
I can understand the whole "needy and clingy" people in running a guild. My boyfriend and a couple of his friends ran one of the top guilds, and raiding guilds on our server- my boyfriend was the one who set up the raids and you just couldn't please everyone. Some just didn't understand that just because you barely hit top lvl, you weren't ready to step into end raid content lol. They were together for about 4-5 years. I did some healing, but mostly dps, my bf was one of the guild healers- was rated top healer at one time on server. It was fun with old content, when you actually had to work for things.. now it's just beyond stupid-easy and the new set up that's coming out you can see that Blizzard has given up on the American player base and going for Asian players as they tend to go for PvP over PvE and the new system, 2 out of 3 choices in each category is PvP based.
Star Wars ToR will be different for us too- limited people in the guild, just the core friends/players from the WoW guild (last week all of them left the game, leaving some of the regulars staying as new guild leaders). I'm just going to take my time and enjoy the game and enjoy making alts lol