Looks tentatively promising.
Story development; lots of exciting combat action; actually using a open world map zone for a map wide meta; lots of armor sets to counter the commenters who whine about lack of armor when they see new weapons (new charr helmets, omg, I want); strike mission that is presumably less restrictive than the other “r” word.
Maybe ArenaNet is finally being ArenaNet instead of trying to be yet another cookie cutter MMO.
Guess we’ll see. Mostly dead inside, but perhaps a faint burning ember of hope can be kindled.
(Of course, Anet being Anet, everything could break, bug out and the servers might lag endlessly, ruining the entire understandably-temporarily-voiceless experience even further. Gotta protect that teeny spark of eternal hope with a nice crusty layer of realistic pessimism.)