You'll probably get a million different opinions on this, but my pick would be guardian and elementalist, thinking from a PvE perspective. Both guardian and ele have a lot of fields and finishers. Guardian can play from melee to mid-range while ele is mid-range to long-range. Optionally, a ranger instead of an ele would be a good choice as well. Not so many fields, but loads of projectile finishers, and the pet can be a surprisingly-effective tank against many foes.
"Miniatures have been hidden due to rising player population". what the ♥♥♥♥ is that all about?
I think it means that instead of a few people purposely choosing to take out their minis when they feel like it, everyone picks one from the wardrobe and sets it to display. So, now everyone has a mini on display so no minis are displayed for anyone. By making the minis into a sort of fire-and-forget choice, ANet has made minis useless. In technical terms this is known as "shooting yourself in the foot."
The final question, regarding alliances, only offers "Yes" and "No". I picked "Yes" but would have rather picked "Oh, HELL yes!" Allow us to make some kind of umbrella guild that could absorb current smaller guilds as "clans" or something within the umbrella, allowing the "clans" to keep their guild identities, leadership, and benefits but giving us some form of alliance-type chat and ability to organize activities.
I've been wondering if the dragons are not so much a natural disaster as a natural balancing mechanism. They don't just suck in magic, but can also release it. Remember why the asura built the Central Transfer Chamber where they did? Vekk told us the "statue" was "practically bleeding magic", which the asura were using to power the place. So apparently a sleeping Elder Dragon releases magic and an awake Elder Dragon soaks it up.
There might be an essential cycle at work here, where the dragons wake up, soak up all the magic they can hold, go back to sleep, and slowly release it back into the world. Kind of like a magical tide. Just as tides are essential to the ecology of the oceans, perhaps this is essential to the ecology of magic. Iinterfering with it may be a Bad Thing.