They opened up a HUGE amount of content and zones since you were last in. The graphics are hugely improved, soooooo many new combat/trade and other skills. It might not be worth the price tag it is, so waiting for a sale would be a better option. Here's the games wiki. Good amount of info too browse.
So this is a game I've spent a day in now. Great for those who want to see something early like early eq. A fairly good game with lots of room to grow.
Just wanted too add, there are quite a ton of features that were seen in other games like eq, ac and even uo. But with limited pvp. Also most of the community from Asheron's Call is there.
Yeah, I played this on and off for about a year or two when it was in alpha/beta and free. I see it just went to Steam in a paid form and I decided not to buy it. It was kind of neat to see an MMO created by a non-giant-corporation (like Sony, Origin, EA, etc.) though.
The quests were fairly well done although in the alpha state I didn't see too many areas to explore. Just the two main towns that I saw. Maybe they opened up to more when they released?