I read mbp's post about Allods and decided to download it Saturday night. I played about 3-4 hours last night, I must have been hooked.
This game is the best-looking MMO I've played. I would say slightly better looking than WoW. I made 7 characters, finally picked which one to try out, and played through the opening sequence as well as the whole main quest chain in the starter zone. I felt like the game was basically a complete copy of WoW, except that it looked better, and felt fresh and prettier. It also has some unique races and classes. I ran into no glitches, which I hear is an impressive start for an MMO. Supposedly you get to fly airships later, so I'm hoping to get that far eventually.
My play style consisted of following the main quest line, avoiding 10-rat side-quests, and grouping up with a friend as early as possible so I could enjoy some sociality. It made for a really fun time, and I managed to break free of the starting zone.
It's a 2.5 gigabyte download, and free (The game shop isn't even open yet, the game has only been out for a week, I think), so if you want to try something new, it's a good pick.