The main reason for my excitement is my brother. Huh? Yeah. He bought GW2 way back at launch and didn't really enjoy it. We're two out of four of an IRL Guild (sorta) and the four of us have played a fair few MMOs together. Until recently we were scattered to the four winds: I'm playing GW2, one was heavily into FFXIV (legacy player) and two were out of the game altogether including my brother.
But he's back. He recently moved into a bigger house and has claimed a man cave for himself. He now has a PC to sit and play at and decided to give GW2 another shot.
He recently said this in an email to the "guild":
Hurray! Although we don't get, or expect to have, much play time together we've already had some laughs. This mainly revolved around his lack of JP skill, WvW death and a totally spontaneous Evolved Jungle Wurm attempt (successful).this is probably the second best RPG i have played
There's lots he has yet to try in the game including any Personal Story, holiday events, mini-games, Fractals and proper dungeon runs but the one big thing, the thing I have really missed not being able to discuss, is the Living Story.
So, hopefully come July 1st, we'll be able to sit down and get into it for a few hours and then we can have a good ol' fashioned speculate. I do like a good speculate.