The only extra downtime I experienced was the 5 hours it took to respec all my 13 characters.
I’m pretty picky when it comes to respecing my characters. I like to do it once and get it right. I have a feeling that the sheer amount of changes that Turbine made are going to force me to respec multiple times.
So far, without actually playing my characters yet, I’m finding that for every one thing I don’t like I seem to find something else that I do like. I haven’t found anything yet that is game breaking for me.
Now, on to the new content to see how that is….