Re: AoC vs. Wow
The only thing helping WoW over AoC is the system requirements. In a few years WoW will require a graphics overhaul (they are already mentioning it) and AoC will still look reasonably well and run like butter on new hardware.
I'm glad AoC is hardware demanding and 17+. Both help to keep kiddies off the game.
I'm no fanboy either. I've been in WoW since launch and will probably spend 4 years in AoC as well unless that Warhammer 40k MMO surfaces.