You like WoW more than Guild Wars 2. That doesn't mean that it's better.
I could just as easily take the opposing position, saying that Guild Wars 2 is better than WoW and talk about Guild Wars 2's strengths and WoW's weaknesses. Both games have their share of positives and negatives. Each game offers more to different kinds of players.
On a side note, I'm always fascinated when people talk about something like PvP and complain that it's a "zerg fest". Isn't overwhelming an enemy's position with superior numbers a sound strategy?
Its better. Even if its still just my opinion vs. your opinion, it will be validated by MoP and the fact most pvpers will stick with arenas and wow. They are simply a better system at this time.
I mentioned GW2's strength: 1v1 battles. However team fights are bad, and quickly turn into zerg fests and spam fests, esp with no dedicated healers. It turns into Tab spam or assist target spam.
For the record, rated BGs in wow sucks for the same reason, and is precisely why they have never caught on with most pvpers. Hell look at 5v5 arena participation. Its horrible and generally looked down upon for similar reasons.
Zerg fests are not fun, and they get old very quick. Something like Alterac Valley or WvWvW sounds fun and is cool for a bit. The glamour wears off soon and ppl get tired of it.
Not only that, zerg-fests in Rpgs is way different then say point zergs in FPS's. They just are. Getting tab targetted down by spells/abilities is far different then ppl firing at you, etc.
It provides no long lasting fun, and people like competition. Getting rolled by 2-3 guys simply gets old.
You played wow im guessing. Did you actually like things like Wintersgrasp or whatever the other one is(forgot) more then a couple times? I didnt. It was a neat concept for a few maps, then its just stupid.
Did you ever play Warhammer? It is VERY similar to GW2, even in PvE. It was cool as a fan for a month or 2, then it wasnt. The one saving grace for GW2 is the 1v1 battles are more engaging then Warhammer.
Im not trying to demonize the game, just if you are gonna point out that its better then WoW give an example. The PvE isnt, but the story-line is ok. The PvP sure as hell isnt, and this kinda surprises me. I would have figured it would put wow arenas in the dust, but it simply doesnt.
An opinion is just an opinion. It doesn't matter if a ton of people share the same opinion. American Idol is consistently one of the most watched shows in America. Does that mean it's better than shows with lower ratings? No.
Zerg fests definitely aren't fun when your team is getting housed in PvP. But it's still good strategy to overwhelm the opponent when possible. I find it strange that you're complaining that people get killed when they're outnumbered, whether it's large groups or small skirmishes (2v1 or 3v1).
If you honestly believe that Guild Wars 2 only has one strength (1v1), then this is going to be a really short discussion.
I liked Wintergrasp. And Alterac Valley. My server was horribly biased towards the Alliance and, being on the Horde side, I rarely got to be on the winning time. But I still had fun. I haven't touched a ton of the sPvP or WvWvW in Guild Wars 2, but I've had fun in my limited experience.
I played Warhammer too. I really liked it. The problem I had was that the game got way too buggy and it didn't run all that well. I was also discouraged by how horribly grindy the game became. I never actually reached the level cap.
I'm not going to point out that it's better than WoW. I can point out why I like it better than WoW. But there is no way to empirically determine that one game is better than the other. It's a matter of taste. I prefer PvE in Guild Wars 2. I prefer the art style. It never really feels like it's a big grind. I like the dynamic events system. I like little things like nodes and monsters not getting "tagged" by a single player. No backtracking, no busy work. I don't feel like I'm on rails. I prefer the combat system.
Your preference leans toward WoW. Mine leans toward Guild Wars 2. Don't pretend that one game or the other is empirically better. That's simply not true. If Guild Wars 2 were a broken game, then I might agree that it's inferior. But it's not.
The final nail in the coffin for me, regarding WoW? $15 per month. I'm embarrassed that it took me roughly 6 years to figure it out, but I decided that the monthly subscription just wasn't justifiable.