I have to roll my eyes at the comments threads at that link. It doesn't seem like anything in the MMO space can be judged on its own merits anymore. It's either "just like WoW" (dismissed like a clone) or "not enough like WoW" (therefore it won't have 8 million subscribers and can't succeed). C'mon people, take the blinders off and try to look at stuff individually. I can remember when WoW was blown off as an "Everquest wannabe."
Or at least be more imaginative and accuse things of being Everquest clones and Dark Age of Camelot wannabes.
Hey, I forgot to really roll my eyes.