I was lucky enough to have friends IRL that played, so partying in GW1 was only ever a problem towards the end when people stopped playing. But by then I was doing desert tours for free and soloing HM for lockpicks and such (I was never a leet player). I had four copies of the game (I bought four keys) so friends dropping in could play, and I also bought extra character slots to build from extra classes. Builds were my thing. Maybe I was just a little bit addicted :)
Hey, GW2 is not a bad game. I just wonder if the skill system will last the distance. But you guys have said your piece, and it is unanimously that GW2 is fine the way it is.
Thanks for not flaming me for a different opinion, it reflects very well on these forums.