I hate ALL MMORPGs for the exact same reason. The only one I have not yet hated is Ultima Online (before they added the noobland and implemented lag).
Why do I hate all mmos?
1) Its a game.
2) Even though point 1 exists, the game requires you to work for fun. That is I can't turn the game on, have fun for 30 minutes, and leave. Maybe I have something important to do? Maybe I actually want to pay attention to my child or wife... Who knows crazy things can happen like me wanting to not spend all day playing.
3) I don't think point 2 settled in yet. You are playing a game, which is not fun, and you work to get to the "fun part". Name a FPS game where you dont turn it on, have fun, turn it off. GTA, do you grind monsters for 10 hours before you can grab a gun and blow people's heads off?
4) After about 10 days the realization of the slot machine principal takes all potential of fun out of the game.
I havent nor ever will tried warhammer online, supposed to be PvP oriented so I might consider playing it, but since I am boycotting EA I won't play that game.
All MMOs' goals are to keep you playing. In WoW its most visible, you can pvp, and it was very fun at the beginning when nobody had super uber gear, so skill was important. But eventually I could take on people with way better gear than I had, but it did not matter since at some point items overpowered skill and it became a game of numbers. Once its a game of numbers I start calculating time put in to power gained and factor in me wanting to have fun and I wind up just dispising it.
So long story short. Get strategy games (there skill IS the only thing that matters). Get FPS games. Get games like demigod. Get games like savage 2 (though I was horribly dissapointed at savage 2, but the overall idea is nice).
EVE is too slow paced for me. I played the demo and my "fun time" was a few minutes, while my travel time was hours. I literally set my ship to move to wherever and went to watch a movie. Came back and I just arrived at the station. WTF? Where the fuck is the fun in that.
This is a bunch of ramblings but the end result is:
When you play a game you want to have fun. That is the goal of games. A game that makes you work is not a good game. If I want a game that makes me work I will find an open source project and program for it, it is a heluv a lot more challenging than any game out there.