If you are a PVE player, why even care about P2W? Aion has enough quests to be busy until max level without even paying a single cent.
I think the game Christian meant was Dragonica, that one has indeed a fun ranger class.
Ragnarok Online also has a Hunter class (and Bard/Dancers can also use bows), the customization in that game isn't very big, but playing as Hunter is really fun.
But honestly I don't think you two will find a game you will like. =(