Yeah I must say I am exceedingly wary of Funcom after AoC and my general experiences with them.
There is nothing wrong with instancing, so many great MMORPG's use it successfully. But there is a limit to it, and I think sometimes AoC was walking that fine line.
As for saying they are copy X or Y. I can understand people feeling that way, but the fact is that mostly everything out there is a copy in some form or another. The real difference boils down to whether it is a good copy, and whether there are enough subtle changes to make it worthwhile.
The graphics & engine looks terrible.
I guess I shouldn't have looked at the GW2 trailer before the time.
What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
Aion for me, till SW:TOR is released