The first thing that I noticed upon loading up Guild Wars 2 is the sound, or more specifically, the noise. Even at login, the game is far louder than any game has the right to be by default, and I found myself instantly off put by the noise factor. The second thing I noticed about the game hastened my foul mood as I found myself back in the World of Warcraft and Fable style of graphics. Having come from Star Wars: The Old Republic, I was used to being in a "realistic" world where I was not front and center of every camera pan, and every step didn't bounce my character's short skirt a little higher.
But after ten minutes in the game, my demeanor had gone from overly enthusiastic to down right foul.