I have played... yes level 1-20 is less of a pain in WoW compared to gw2. Give RH a try and download it from steam and when u patch if u see a second window containing error, press ok, quit and then restart the patcher
The turtle armor is basically the only armor in the entire game that gives you even kind of a chance of not being raped in the face by half of the hardmode stuff. Kind of. They really need to balance the endgame difficulty, either by giving you way more HP and better potions, by greatly reducing the length of the potion sickness debuff, or simply by nerfing the strongest enemies.
I was fine with just chlorophyll armor until I tried to solo the hardmode dungeon, at which point I got my arse promptly handed to me by the obnoxious teleporting casters. I only survived by exploiting the anti-potion sickness bug (swing sword, pause game, take potion, left-click outside window, unpause = drink potion and get HP w/o debuff). Even with the philosopher's stone to cut the debuff time to 45 seconds, it wouldn't have mattered. Several mobs nearly turned me to mincemeat in under 15.