I was thinking I should play through a character's Personal story, which I've only done to about level 20 on anyone, then dropped it as uninteresting and causing me to backtrack too much.
I do keep thinking that GW2 always seems a shallower world than most, but if I'm not playing all the parts that perhaps are supposed to give it depth, that's on me.
I tried out a Necromancer I'd made but not played, to fill my last character slot. I didn't care for her skills at all.
So I deleted her, and tried a Mesmer, a class I have also never played. She wields a sword, though a skinny pointy one that is probably called something else. I'm comfortable with sword wielders, so this went much better.
I have a Norn Warrior who seems more at home in this area. It is sort of rustic in a woodsy, barbarian way, but the Mesmer's outfit doesn't match the bravado she presents, and her deep voice when she speaks in cut scenes doesn't go with her movie star face.
In addition to the flouncy little skirt, she wears a mask at character creation, all three choices totally creepy. I wonder if anyone wears them and doesn't take the "hide" option?
If she can fight, that will be all that matters, and I'll try to stick with the personal story for her to see how that adds to the game.