My first impressions are that it has a rich and vibrant story, and I'm so used to mmos where you just click through and don't really have to read that I actually feel my brain has been used playing the past couple of hours.
It's rich, it's detailed, it's wonderful in my opinion. I had never had the opportunity to play this game before, as when it came out I was busy doing other things like working construction 10 hours a day. I'm sad that I missed this one for so long.
Bottom line: If you enjoy crpgs this is a must have. It's got everything in it that justifies the hype it's sustained all of these years. If you haven't bought it already, do so. $10 is a steal when amazon is trying to charge $75 for a new copy.