Re: EQ2 or WOW?
WoW looks better in game than the screenshots show and the Pixer Shader effects were not enabled during the stress test. I was skeptical about the cartoony style of the game but after playing it I actually liked it. The game engine allows for large environments like the capital cities and a good draw distance. It even runs well on people with less than stellar systems.
Blizzard has a great track record in games and I think this one will be pretty damn good. I had favorable impressions during my week in the stress test and there was already a good deal of content in the game for a beta. I had more fun in the week I played this than the first week of playing DAoC and even as much fun as UO - the quest system makes leveling a lot more fun than the boring tasks and kill tasks in DAoC IMHO. I will definitely be picking up this game when it is released.