When Aion went F2P people were telling me the end game is all about PVP, and there are zones where you can't avoid PVP at all. Some even told me that to progress in PVE, you need to fly through PVP zones.
I don't know much about Aion, avoided it because of this. But the character and environments look gorgeous. Is this still a PVPer's game or can PVE people play without being shanked.