Now, before everyone comes in here and starts on about how they are useless in Tier 2 and yadda yadda, please note that I am ONLY talking about aesthetics. Look, feel, animations, armor graphics, weapon graphics, etc.
everything about the GWF aesthetic is awesome. to me, it just looks and feels...RIGHT. I look at my other characters, and have nitpicks about their animations, the way they look (especially how Plate Armor makes my regular-sized Half-Orc Guardian look like a total ******), how some of the powers seem awkward-looking (looking at you, Crushing Surge)
I have very few nitpicks with the GWF. their armors look great, their swords look great, their animations are fluid and weighty enough (especially Wicked Strike), the way the GWF turns into a whirling blur of steel during Determination, the little subtle touches of animation (like the little jump-step he does during the second swing of Wicked Strike, and how on Reaping Strike the longer you charge it, the more the GWF reaches back for momentum)I look at my character, and am completely satisfied with how it looks and moves.
the only thing I can think of to complain about aesthetically, is how the GreatSword clips through a Cloak. otherwise, the aesthetics of the GWF are **** near perfect, to me.
and it makes me want to go ahead and keep struggling with the class in hopes that there are some fixes, or there is some point where the GWF just clicks, and things improve greatly. and perhaps even make it my primary character, instead of my Guardian.