All MMO's are bust when you compare them to WOW. WOW, should have a good end game after being about for so long, end games tend to be added as the games mature.
People who play MMO's tend to show bias towards the game they are playing, I've only played AOC for any length of time, and since I've tried several I can give this point of view from neutral perspective. Rift, SWTOR and GW2 are all better games than WOW.
I'm not sure how you come to conclusion that questing is more boring on GW2 than WOW, I thought it was a 1000 times better.
WOW is old, it has a old combat system, old graphics system, old questing system.
WoW, did shape the MMO landscape and you're right about all MMO's being compared to it at launch. But they don't compare graphics or gameplay, they compare numbers and potential. They may not ever be another MMO that can get 10,000,000 active subs per month again, these days 1,000,000 is considered good.
Look at it another way. If WoW never existed 8 years ago and was just released with the current gen of MMO's it would get laughed out of the market.
Eh, it's already there. More people would rather pay a monthly fee to play WoW than play GW2 or Swtor for free. That makes WoW the better game. Maybe you don't like it more. But overall, more people like it over what is out now.
But for the sake of not turning this thread into a WoW versus whatever thread, we should just agree to disagree or make a separate thread.