Just a fun survey, to see if people will play GW2 like they played GW1. Unfortunately, there's no good way to make this in survey form...
What I want to know is: (1) what are your favorite GW1 professions, and in the same post, (2) what GW2 professions are you most likely to play.
And maybe a small blurb on whether you picked GW2 professions based on GW1 similarity, or if you picked new playstyles, or whatever.
Favorite GW1 professions (in order of preference):
Ritualist, Ranger, Necro
GW2 most likely professions (in order of preference):
Engineer, Guardian, Necro, Elementalist, Ranger
I do love being able to run a support role but I also prefer to support as a hybrid with a different role as well. I also love summons (or pets). I am also generally happy with professions that are more versatile.
The GW1 ranger ranked high due to versatility, not due to the pet... whereas the GW2 ranger ranks low (but still makes the list) because he is the only profession I can't see playing a support role.
Engineer is high on the list despite the tech, and more because of it's similar gameplay to ritualist and general versatility and flexibility.
Guardian is high too with bubbles and prots, despite my general aversion to melee. It just seems too fun to pass, and no, I don't plan on playing it ranged.
I never cared for nuking, but the water elementalist has my attention, especially given the ease of switching elements.
The necro also seems like a natural choice for me.