I have to admit I've REALLY wanted to play Rift for a while now, and I've tried twice to get into it, but in a couple of hours I get really bored because it's like wow, but not as refined. I quit Wow because it got too "Feed the need for greed" centric about loot and difficulty: IE Epics for everyone at a quarter of the original cost of investment.
What really makes me want to play rift, however is the fact that they have actual support classes in the game. I really only enjoy support-ish classes (My original wow class was hunter, but I always spec'd into CC and absolutely loved it) and the only games that I've felt at home with are EQ1 and a little bit in EQ2, and WoW as my support hunter.
Bleh I miss the old days, probably why I have an active EQ1 account as well as playing on Project 1999...I might try Rift again though.