I know this game is the best I've ever played and here's how. I stopped playing a long time before sunset, but when I found out COH was gone, I felt a hole in my heart. Just plain LOSS. I still played other MMO's, but they were less. Every game came up less than COH to me.
When I discovered it was back on, I loaded up the game, and it literally felt like COMING HOME. And then I found out it was run by VOLUNTEERS who love the game, and made so many Quality of Life improvements that were sensible and useful (and fun!).
The three things I love best about COH have already been mentioned, but I will state them again.
1.) The community---you can find good people at any time who will group and help. My job has changed from 3rd to 1st shift and I've met decent human beings everywhere, from farm leaders to raid leaders to group leaders to GM's ( and especially group members).
2.) Almost numberless combinations of interacting powersets. I play controllers, defenders and tanks. There are similarities within the powersets and AT, but also real differences. Yes I am an altaholic, and there's always something more and interesting to learn!
3.) People love to share their builds and how they work. Folks are still coming up with new ways to make the powers more effective and fun. I have learned a great deal from the forums and the discussions there. People are still engaged with this game and there is great theorycrafting and guides being created.
Lastly, I am grateful to be playing this game. I have liked other games and have enjoyed playing them, but being grateful is a whole +4 Mag of wonder.
So I am on and will be playing here. Period. Thanks!