I have been playing since beta, there is not that much of a difference between then and now, you either grind leves or grind dodos, sure now we got 2 dungeons, and one boss fight, Woot! Better than anything else on the market..... Except that's just not true :/
So you see NO changes in between beta and now..... erm..... I'll leave this one to the wolf's...
What wolfs ? And better yet, what has changed fundamentally ? Auto attack has been the only real change, and is not like battle is totally different from before, you wait for TP, you spam skills, there is really no depth to the combat system, now or before, and that's the only thing that has really changed in one year from beta to now.
You have to see what has changed from the perspective of somebody who left at release, and is looking from the outside in, not from somebody that has been playing all along, since well their standards are probably lower or non existent, or dunno they believe SE does no wrong(No disrespect to having low standards btw), but the game has not changed fundamentally, there is still a naked grind, there is still lag, there is still no AH, there is still no engaging content at any level, sure it has had improvements, but when you see what other MMO are putting out in patches, and all we have to show a year after is 2 dungeons, one boss fight and some faction leves, well it falls short.
See i dont dislike the game, i currently play, but i left wow a few months after cata, i was burned out, i gave this game a try, dint hold a candle to it, gave it time, came back now, still does not hold a candle to cata at release, and they have put out huge patches after i left, and dunno i have not checked back, but i will probably will, from my point of view, why pay a sub, for a game that is in beta stage, that one year after release, it does not has an AH, a LFG tool, endgame content, no real storyline to follow, you reach lvl 50 and you continue to grind, in hopes that one day the empire does something :/