AC was a gorgeous launch because they beta tested the SHIT outta the game. every time i read a reference to AC in a blues forum post, my heart warms up a little.
i never experienced the stuff being complained about below. War's nightmares for me were the slowest mail system ever, (later fixed) and lack of rvr scenarios at the higher levels. i ran a chosen up to the level cap, ran a shaman up to 30 or so, ran out of scenarios to join, got sick of looking for groups and not finding them, then quit.
i think warhammer was an amazing game, with honest to goodness NEW FEATURES, unlike 99% of the mmorpg market. i'd like to see more WAR clones and less fucking WOW clones. i hated wow in beta, and i hate it now. nothing in wow was innovative or new.