Another returner to Planetside here just backing up what the previous poster is saying. It really has changed a lot in a year, and is a pretty unique and amazing game. Lots of stuff just coming out now - new small maps (Battle Islands), new Vehicles including the BFR's (small / 20 meter high Mechs), and new Bases, and a lot of other things.
It is a great FPS if you like your FPS's with lots of people rather than Deathmatch style. No bugs to speak of, Dev's that listen, its a great MMO and a great FPS.
As to an end goal, still isn't a defined one as such although you can completely unbase the enemy which is sort of winning :-) Doubt there can ever be an end goal as its a MMO's and the one we have now is as close as it can get, even if this one wasn't designed.
This comment was edited on Aug 4, 14:20.