I need to start playing this again. When they announced they were wiping skills before launch (after saying they weren't going to) I kinda gave up and started on Albion. Always been a big fan of shards. Way more than shroud of the avatar anyway.
In reality, UO is dying maybe we should try to expose everyone to another game. I've logged into Aria just a couple times, died to some graveyard mobs. I just haven't had time to invest time to test it out, but from my first feeling it just didn't have that much appeal. I mean much of that may have something to do with it being alpha, and hopefully the game doesn't make the mistake like UO cater to the care bear community.