I downloaded the free to play recently. Since I have a full time job, wife, and two year old, I play very casually. However, I would love to find a guild that would be good company when I can get on. I upgraded to Silver, so I am pretty sure that I can join guilds with that.
1. My wife and I have played it since shortly after launch, but aren't right now.
My computer is having problems, and we also can't afford the $30 per month for two gold memberships right now. I just don't feel the game is worth playing without gold, because of the limitations on bank and inventory space and everything else.
But if we get our finances in order -- ever! -- and are back into it, I'll check back in to see how you're doing!
It truly is about the best MMO out there even with Sony's general ineptitude of late.