If they revamp combat so that you don't have to be buffed to the gills to stand even a slight chance in a fight, then I might be interested in going back in.
Yeah, combat in that game was insane. My friend was a doctor/swordsman before we quit and he was a tank. He was lucky enough to make some insane amount of money armorsmithing in the early days so he could buy whatever he wanted. He basically bought the best armor (the top of the line composite armor was so much better than average composite armor it was insane), the best doctor buffs (he saved points by not taking doctor crafting skills) and really the best buffs in general. He really could take on a small army. Hell, i remember going to that one sand people fortress as a low level swordsman, master doctor, joining a group and basically being of comparable power with the entire groups total power since i was fully buffed and they weren't.
If you weren't buffed in that game, you were swatted away like an annoying fly. getting the uber armor just added a new level of insanity.