It's not the gfx which makes me think the game is shit (I actually love the gfx style). It's the idiotic building mechanics, and the loot mechanics (which is like most other BR games.)
Random loot kills a games potential for esport.
The problem is that games has changed a lot over the years. Today you want a potential reward around every second corner you turn, this goes for BR games, and almost all MMO's.
In comparison, I can tell you about the epic quests in EverQuest 1 were truly epic, as they took at least a week to compete, and you would have to get a lot of help to even dream about completing them.