Those who say the game is gorgeous either aren't used to anything or are fooling themselves.
Yeah, people who disagree with you are just in denial!! Dude whatever, you were trolling. No one said the game is Uncharted 3 in terms of graphics, your expectations are your problem. It's an MMO, not the latest John Carmack FPS. It is a really good looking MMO, deal with it.
Do know that I was mostly referring to the part where the characters somehow feel more detached from the environment.
That doesn't really make any sense. This is one of the few MMOs where they bothered to animate and model your characters interaction with the environment, eg stepping on a stone makes your character lift his leg to rest on it. When falling down the side of a hill you actually skid down the environment. There are numerous touches like that not found in other games.