In all honesty I don't mind the gameplay so much,I mean,it is what it is,nothing revolutionary.But it's not as bad as some ppl make it out.As for crafting,I don't mind it either,again it is what it is.
What I can't stand is pretty much everyones big problem,the UI.
I can say with 100% certainty it is the WORST user interface made,in the last 5 or 10 years.Not just for MMO's,or games.It is worse than any UI made for any application.The UI is worse than windows 3.1...worse than mac os9..The UI sets a new standard for poor design.It's like the devs asked some laid off microsoft devs how to make a UI.
This is 2010,the age of Drag and Drop guys,come on gimme a break.The big explination is because it has to be compatible with PS3,so they can't do drag and drop..MY PS3 can use a mouse and kb so try another excuse.
They took everything that actually works in a game,and did the exact opposite in an attemp to be innovative.But like Steve jobs once said,"sometimes you gotta forget innovation and realize people like cars with 4 wheels".Theres things that have been perfected over the past 5-10 years,and they might just be as good as they will get.Like Auction Houses...This is something that just works in MMO's,not making an AH isn't innovative,it's just dumb.
It's like if Mercedes said,"ok we're gonna make a new kind of car,but instead of using a motor you have to get out and push it everywhere!!".Then all the fanboys get online and go,"It's called innovation,if you wanna be lazy and use an engine go back to Honda!!".
I know they are gonna sort of make a pseudo AH sometime but w/e,for 80 bucks I want it now,sry.