While I really liked the story and the cinematics, I sadly can't really say that I enjoy this release like previous ones.
For my tastes the map is way too full of mobs that seem designed to dismount you, especially with long lasting and longranged beam attacks. Then there are the branded mummies, whose attacks are un-dodgeable by default, it seems. I couldn't really enjoy exploring the map, which is actually one of my most favorite activities in GW2.
The other thing is the fight against Z. I'm not going into details, since I don't want to spoiler anyone, but is it intentional that she can hit the player even during a jackal-teleport?
It felt just annoying that the mounts, which I took all the time to level the masteries for, had no actual use since I had to walk by foot due to un-dodgable insta-dismounts.