The only thing I'll complain about is the downloader, it's flawed. granted the general population jumping over to torrents doesn't help one bit, but ultimately that's the only flaw you can gripe about. Everything else you have the power to change, or at least attempt to be loud enough that it's changed.
This. The game is fun. There is lots to do. I will admit I was wrong about MP really being an issue (It's not - so far, anyway). The downloader is just broken, at least for some people - I don't think it has anything to do with jumping ship from the SE seed. I know it was just not behaving like a proper torrent on my end. I couldn't get any connections - and no speed boost when I did, yada yada.
Otherwise - the griping I've heard about guildleves just hasn't panned out really. I did a couple to get the feel of things and a little cash, then I bought botanists tools and went on my way, killing rats, logging and harvesting. Even the UI isn't quite as bad as people are making it out to be... and what ARE people complaining about with the mouse? Maybe I am just not used to using mouse in my MMOs but it seemed to work fine.
I haven't run into the surplus exp issue yet but I figure if I keep on changing things up it shouldn't be a big problem. I may be wrong. I can see how the stat allocation system might make it difficult to switch between DoW and DoM frequently, but I haven't even been allocating my stats and I am easily grinding levels - so any gimping probably won't be an issue until later levels.