So I've had Rift for three weeks. I've naturally put this time to good use, creating characters of the various classes, trying them all, deleting everyone and starting over in order to reshuffle names/positions/hairstyles according to whichever the frontrunning class is. Yes, this is completely necessary, why do you ask? I spent five years of WoW being unable to sleep at night because my main wasn't at the top of my login screen, and let me tell you buster, I will not be making that mistake again.
After many years of playing clerics/priests in various incarnations since I discovered D&D at age 10 (the seeds of nerdiness are planted early), I really wanted to try something different and less obvious for me. I spent a lot of time with a rogue, who I loved. And a lot with a mage, who I also loved, except for how ugly the cloth armor is, OMG!
But then I ran around with my cleric one night when Freemarch was really active and there were tons of people doing the invasions and rifts and I was able to do a lot of healing. And it was fun. And between the, frankly, silly OP Inquisitor leveling spec and all the healing style options, I think I am powerless to resist making a cleric my main.
Excellent! Delete everyone and reshuffle one more time. Properly named cleric in proper position at top of login screen. Now I can finally level for reals!
Except then I remembered there are 8 souls that I have to experiment with extensively. Plus a PVP one, if I ever figure out what in samheck is going on in the black lagoon or whatever it's called.
This is why I committed to Rift. It's going to take me a year just to get to level 25, let alone get bored.