i was int eh beta as well..
and i started playing the beta after i got bored of WoW and was deserately looking for anything to fill the void.
just as i got sick of WoW, i got in... built my character.. started up stuff.. did the first few tutorials...then on to the main city area for my race.
where i quickly found the game to be ugly and so simple it reminded me of City of Heroes.. minus the fun part. It was more interactive than the borefest, dull cowpie that is GW however imho.
i just felt like i was playing a large version of Twisted Metal..which in fun for like.. 30 minutes.
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.