Have you been in Cryogenic stasis ever since launch?!
It's worth mentioning that of all the MMO's I have played, (and I have played quite a few of them) I've only gotten a character to max level in two - Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. I have IRL friends who get hardcore into games. The pick a game, play the HELL out of it for a month or two, and then they're max level, bored and burnt out. I tend to drift in and out and take my time about leveling, because I like exploring the zones and seeing the events.