"Also, it does a fair bit to encourage players to solo, which is fine, but not exactly promoting the lasting community that holds a lot of these games up. "
Exactly. I mean c'mon, these are massively-multiplayer games. You'd think they do more to promote grouping and teamwork.
That's just the reason I quit WoW and went back to City of Heroes. CoH by far has the best community when it comes to mmorpg's, and it has the best Comm interface I've seen in games like this.
And to all you people who complain that there's too many mmorpg's coming out, you should sit back and think a little. It's one of the only genres that's keeping pc gaming alive. If you prefer PC gaming over console gaming (or if you're a "Pog"), don't bash the genre.