If i can suggest you something way funnier and where you can take your time and if and when possible play later better content with everything rewarding your time ingame, as fantasy game i can suggest you pso2. It's japanese now, but you can find easily a translation pack, and the game is playable. Be sure reading the guide to understand about eng community, which server, general suggestion to not be caugh playing a jap game as foreigner. Next weeks the game will be international full english , too
Also, if you're a deep lover of the rpg genre and you experienced games like Oblivion and SKyrim, you would love to know next weeks will arrive The Elder Scroll: Online , take a look at it
By far, who answer you is one of the pro you was asking who played this game to the fullest and tiniest part, without exploits, skipruns, no rush to be 80 at launch, learning this game in the deepest and fullest of it. Just to be sure you will give a proper weight to my answer, if someone is attempting to flame me because of some hate for some of my posts here a bit negative about how the company is handling the game. Something you, as new customer, would find quite disappointing, wondering why in the hell you wasted money.
If regardless of my suggestion you still want to give a shot to gw2, remember you have 6 months for a refund.
Do not ever listen to anything this person says.
GW2 is pretty much the ultimate casual game, you can log on for 30 minutes and make some meaningful progress while doing whatever takes your fancy at that point. 30 minutes to play? want to do some crafting? go for it. Want to do a couple of hearts in Gendarran Fields? waypoint over there and just do it.