That said, I don't think there are any huge differences between someone who played 1.x vs someone who played Guild Wars 2. These are just games we are talking about. I know there are many Legacy players who will be starting fresh on new servers. I think the diehard anti-legacy crowd has the potential to be a more vocal fringe of the community. Most people don't care about who is legacy and who isn't, because it's pointless.
What made them stay probably recurs within the group more commonly than outside of it. If this group appeared in a formal research paper, no one would say you could easily apply what you found in their group to any other.
You almost make it sound like if a study shows people enjoy playing RIFT, then they may be more likely to be pyromaniacs.
Edited, May 8th 2013 8:41am by Thayos