Correct me if I'm wrong. In GW1 lifespan, we had GW:EotN within 2 years using half of the staff they have now. I know its a different game with a different engine, yada yada. But we really should have more by now. Thats why people are bored and there isnt much to talk about.
This is really the core of the problem. If a game is fun and interesting, people tend to overlook microtranactions and gem gambling.
But when there is nothing else to do.....
I'll be honest, I have not even completed this last Living Story. The first part just did not hook me. I will try to log-on this weekend to see if the new story grabs me.