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I loved that game.
I'm not a big fan of MS...but no. What they're seriously trying to get you to believe is that on top of the fixes that are going into the RC, they added a lot of simple fixes and posted about them to attempt to maintain buzz about their new OS.
Carried out to extremes, it could mean that you could only visit Turner broadcasting (subsidiary of Time-Warner) sites in a reasonable manner, because they're the preferred sites. And they could block any content that might be seen as infringing on any of their corporate copyrights, regardless of whether it does or not (no DMCA counter-notices when the DMCA wasn't involved in blocking the material).
At its worst, it gives the ISPs the ultimate control over the content their users see, and how they see it. Would it get that bad? Honestly, I don't think so. But knowing that nowadays a lot of people get service from a single provider (cable, Internet, phone), a significant number of people might find the idea of switching providers tougher because of all the other changes...if they even have another option (besides dial-up or doing without).
Actually, when I tried it real recently (when the new newbie island was in beta), I was shocked at how noob friendly the game really is. Soloing content was doable, maps were pretty straight forward. The things that got to me were the bugs (couldn't complete goblin starting quests without at least two GM petitions), and the sheer repetition. I remembered again the glory days of watching TV while playing Everquest, and how long it took me to realize that if I'm doing something to keep from being too bored in a game, it's probably not a good game for me.