Thanks for your all advice, guys. In the end it was a toss up between guild wars 2 and skyrim and i decided to go with gw2. The reason is that i miss the group and guild online play that i once had with WoW. I really love interacting with people online during a game. Thanks for your help once again, guys.
May I recommend the newly-(re)launched Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I've been playing this game since its original release back in 2010 and suffered through all the launch issues it had. It's really an AMAZING MMO now. It's come so far.