From Alpha to Open Beta, this game has grown a lot in each iteration. I must admit that I was ticked off at SE during the surplus bonanza in phase 3, but having recently spent some good time with Open I must say I see a great future for this MMO. From social functions, which still need tweaking, to UI resolutions, also need a little more tweaking, I feel that this game has a bright future. Yes the cooldowns are a little intense, but they will certainly get balanced better once there is more content. The launch of all MMOs are rough. This one will have its problems but the long term looks good for this game. The adjustments made over the past few months indicate to me that SE is dedicated to making this one of the best out there instead of just a gimped XI clone with a pretty face. Personally I cannot wait for launch but the first expansion will be my real measure of this game's success, because by then it should be rolling real well. Just thought I'd share my new found optimism for this game as the weeks leading up to Open were so negative that I almost regretted building my new PC!