Truth be told, Scarlet's actually..grown on me. I know, I know, blasphemy but I feel since Tower of Nightmares (uh autocorrect changed that to Nuggets..Tower of Nuggets plz) Anet's gotten MUCH better at delivering the story. Woodenpotatoes talks about that as well in his latest video including how in the battle of LA cinematic you just see Scarlet standing at the top of her drill silently..that was..genuinely creepy and made her seem more real. I'm not saying she's a favorite of mine, but I at least am not actively repulsed by her anymore.
I tend to play here and there when there is some special event around. Like just recently, I've played for a few hours during the canthan new year event, primarily to get another mini pet. After getting past the "my eyes bleed cause of the graphics" part, I actually still enjoy the game a lot, especially the whole heroes-thing.
If I had more time available, I would definitely still play it...
See, i still think the game is rather good looking, for it's time. Maybe its just nostalgia but whenever I hop back on I tend to think wow this game is really pretty still!
Also, i hopped on yesterday, found out I had missed my 6th birthday, clicked it to see what it was, and it was an everlasting shiro tonic why oh why couldnt i have gotten that when i played with an active community..