I intend to play both, but my primary being Guardian. I personally don't view my Guardian character as religious.
She is part of the Guardian faction because she grew up in that lifestyle, and believes in the same morals they do. Being an explorer, which lead her to unique insight into the forests and marshes surrounding her home, joined the fight to stop Regulos more for the entire people of the Telara, rather than for anything else. Once she fell in battle, the Gods saw her tenacity and willingness to uphold her morals even in the darkest of times, and granted her Ascension.
She does not swear by the gods, but rather fights against the epitome of death itself, using the power the Gods granted her. Due to being one of the Ascended she is no longer accepted in any Defiant owned land, despite being a traveling Bard, and usually accepted anywhere.
She struggles to unite the lands, and bring peace back to the world. Nothing appeals to her more than being able to travel to Meridian, and Sanctum alike, telling grand tales of heroism, and wild myths yet to be formally discovered. After all, a Bard feeds champions, be they Defiant or Guardian.
Well, that is my character at least...
LOL! That sounds A LOT like the kind of character I like being in MMOs. Only instead of a Bard I'd be a Cleric soul of sorts.
I am rolling Guardian. I really want to like the defiant side because their beliefs/views are closer to mine. But it is hard.. as someone else mentioned their races look horrible.
Trust me, that's almost EXACTLY how I feel about the Horde in WoW! I like the Horde's Shaman-type feel a lot, but the "independent" races of the Horde don't really do it for me...the Blood Elves are arrogant & annoying as **** and I just don't care for them and the Goblins just...don't fit. The Alliance has a couple of secondary races that are completely unique and which I very much feel for lorewise.
The real key question I want to ask is this: Is the Guardian-Defiant conflict as serious/intense as the Alliance-Horde war is in WoW Cataclysm? Because as of Cata in WoW it's kind of hard to play both factions due to the sheer number of areas (even in questing) where the two armies are at each others' throats.
If it's more like the Alliance-Horde conflict was in Vanilla WoW then it's easier to just play both.