I just realised one thing that bugs me about traditional mmorpgs play method.
Okay, here's the contrast - imagine a browser game that gives you say 24 action points per day. And it takes about five minutes to use them all up.
Okay, now say you only ever used 2 of those action points a day, on average. Would you say your really playing the game? I mean, it's only 2 your using - how much of the game can you be playing?
Now, astute reader, you've obviously recognised why I used 24 action points. Because a mmorpg gives you 24 hours of play per day. But how much do you play for?
Two hours a day, maybe?
Are you really playing the game at that rate?