So, I was talking to this dude the other day, and he is a Gold Farmer on a PvP server... He was telling me how he gets killed on his server when he is farming... I was like "no kidding"? WTF are you thinking? If you want to make a lot of cash, what is the point of playing on a server with people that DESPISE craftsmen? I look at it like this... I like a challenge, but if I have a choice of building a "toon" without the interuption of the frequent PK drive by... Then I will build my character in peace and pay to Move/Copy that character to a PvP server when I am ready to do so.
I mean, I don't like that the games have changed, but there is no reason for me to beat my head against the wall because leveling is too damn hard on the PvP servers. However, I was quite impressed at how PvP server people will jump on quests with you and build extremely quickly. It is way faster then a PvE server and there is a good reason. If you don't get there fast, you will get your ass kicked...
So, it is different on the different servers, but I think that it is definitely geared towards building and moving if you don't want the hassle of the PvP beatings.
One day I will move, and I will be geared and rich. Struggle all you want, I have enough real life issues to deal with.
My game must be fun!