Basically the offense is that Cantha blends elements derived from different real-world Asian cultures. There are those in the east who find it jarring to see, for example, NPCs with different naming styles mixed together, or a mix of architectural styles. The Canthan section of DR was already developed when ANet got the word, leaving them with no time to do more than replace it with the Collapse. Probably the only way we'll ever get to see Cantha itself is if ANet can invent a kind of generic fantasy Asian culture that will have little resemblance to Cantha As We Know It. (Sounds like an impossible task to me, but that's why I'll never earn the big bucks as an ANet game designer. )
There is a thread around somewhere that discussed this topic, maybe 4-6 months ago.
So, IS there a GW2 equivalent to GWMultiLaunch available? I'd buy a storage account in a heartbeat if there is. Good for ANet's bottom line and good for me. Without it, having a mule account is more trouble than it's worth. Though I wonder why ANet would even leave this up to third parties rather than producing their own multi-launch program, given the financial incentives they have to encourage multiple accounts.
Why, unlike GW1, is it impossible to make the death camera stop spinning around your corpse like a vulture for more than a couple of seconds? It would be nice to be able to comfortably watch what's going on around you when you have to wait more than a short time for a rez. Is there some good reason why the death camera was set up this way, continually snatching control of the view away from the player? I find this very annoying. Rude, even.
I put all my characters in defensive armor, though mostly I go Valkyrie rather than Knight's, and reserve my offense for Berserker weapons and jewelry. I try to push my vitality so I end up somewhere between 17k and 20k HP, which seems to be a good spot. I find this strategy to be a nice balance between glass cannon and tank for PvE. For runes I go Soldier or Warrior.
Perhaps you could consider a mix of Knight's and Valkyrie, which I'm considering for my ranger. He's been in rare Knight's, but his vitality is lower than I like, so I'm thinking maybe his exotics will be Knight's for chest, legs, and maybe head, and Valkyrie on the rest.