Well, I'll add to the droves of folks hoping to get their hands on a VIP key.
I'm a 20 year old guy who barely passed high school due to a World of Warcraft addiction that has spanned from about half-way through The Burning Crusade until current times. While I'm excited for Cataclysm and thank Tankspot a million times over for their guides for WoW raid bosses (seriously, they've saved me more than once from being kicked from a raid), I'd like to get my feet wet in another MMO while I've still got plenty of time to spend having no life.
I've been through EQ2, the dreaded FF14 beta, Vanguard, Warhammer Online, Champions Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, Runescape, Neopets, various Facebook applications, Dynasty Warriors Online beta (which I'm still greatly enjoying, despite the hacker problem), Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star Universe, Aion, and countless other MMO and MMO-type games. Sadly, very few of them stuck with me for long, and aside from my long-lived WoW addiction and the occasional return to some of the more fondly remembered games, I'm still searching for an MMO to sink my teeth into alongside WoW (everyone who's played knows how bad patch days can be).
Rift piques my interest in two ways: by enraging my theory-crafter self by presenting it with a neigh impossible challenge, and delighting the rest of me with the freedom and fun that such a diverse class/spec system creates. Furthermore, as someone who loves to scour the internet and read every scrap of lore available, Rift is giving me more than enough to taste and get me hooked and wanting to see how things work in-game and how the epic stories will play out!
If I'm lucky enough to grab myself a key, I'll have my game-face on and my caffeine at the ready to stay up and take in everything I can and give my feedback. Here's hoping for some good luck coming my way!
Dranei Holy Priest, lvl 12 -- Suikun