Runescape was the first MMO I ever played and I hated it. You die and all your stuff falls in a pile that other people can grab. They would offer to help you through PvP zones and then a bunch of their friends would ambush you. Then you had to get your gear all over again. I HATED that game.
I play RS3 still. Used to play it a lot in 2007-2009. Then got back into it a year ago. I honestly love it, even though a lot of players have gripes about where the game is going. Made some really good friends on it!