I quit in 2012. I started doing the 'free return' stuff a couple of years ago when I had time, including handling a server consolidation and character rename. Finally decided in late December to reactivate. LOL'ing at the new gear with insane stats and digging Adoulin, doing missions and quests, job points, even did my first solo Ambuscade yesterday. The Trust system is very cool, it definitely allows for more casual play, and the merit gain rate is funny, can't believe I'm plowing through 40 merits in the span of an hour.
This forum is pretty desolate but if anyone has a social shell (not so much end-game oriented) feel free to pass me a pearl.