I have played GW since the second month the GW1 Opening and have played almost every night through the present into GW2. I have two GW1 and three GW2 accounts and know all my guild members by first name and most birthdays. While we play we talk about life, argue about politics, and grow closer as friends. We had a friend die on-line while we played and constructed her a grave sight in our guild hall. Since GW1 we have had three couples meet and marry. And BTW still go back to GW1 for special events.
Sure I have not agreed about every costume or grind creep, but we still play every night. That says something about what you created.
I hope the game continues on and to the other players, thanks for the environment. This is the nicest bunch of people that ever played an MMORPG.
I wish all the employees the best after the layoffs and send you a special thanks for all you have done for our enjoyment of the game.