1. Despite the name, is PvP completely optional? (I do PvP vicariously through Vylin. Otherwise, it stresses me the hell out.)
2. Crafting: awesome? Sucks? Enh? Note that my comparison points are few: WoW, a bit of LOTRO, Skyrim. I like: being able to craft useful stuff, not having to grind for mats or recipes. (WoW fails, LOTRO sorta failed, Skyrim was pretty good although a bit tedious having to do merchant runs to make enough money to buy ore.)
3. If I want to play a WoW-mage equivalent, I want an elementalist?
I'm open to other thumbs-up or thumbs-down comments. Remember that I'm a low time (the D3 Nepthalem Valor thing bugs me because by the time I get a 5-stack, I want to logout), don't care about gear, ooh crafting!, ooh sparkly animations! (I got sold on WoW watching the Arcane Missile animation -- sad but true), stands in fire due to slow reflexes, kind of player.
(Not that I'd be joining until at least January. Need new computer to arrive first.