I'd like to look at that in comparison to Aion, most of the hardcore grinders have already gotten to at least 45, quiet a few people are already 50. I say give it another month or two before being 50 is pretty common. Even Casuals should be at cap by then. Yes there's a little bit of grind but its no where near that of other Asian mmo's, and even then Western MMO's just mask what is essentially grinding.
The thing you have to remember is this is an MMO, this is how they work. This how they have always worked, if this doesn't work for you then I don't think your in the right genre or at least not in the right game. I'm not say "Go back to ____!" I'm just saying this might not be for you.
I For one have found this game to be great, yes there are issues but all games have issues. If anything this has been the best launch I've ever seen. Actually there are fewer problems with this game then most games that have been out a year or more. So QQing about something that will be fixed(Or is fixed and is on the Test Server) isn't really going to help.
I say give this time, relax, and sit back and enjoy the game. Its not healthy to get worked up over such trivial things, your just causing yourself more stress. I think we can all agree self inflicted stress is quiet counterproductive.
I'm not going to claim I think everything is fine, I know a few very important issues that Ayase has already addressed. So on that note I say once more: give it time.
This post has been edited by Vear Heart: 23 October 2009 - 08:24 AM