Sux eh? well it had its quirks to say the least in the good olde days and is not for the easily frustrated.
Having to sign out and back in twice after leveling to verify stats was no fun. Sometimes it felt safer to come back the next day after the server had reset because if con stacked due to items and effects , unshifting would kill you.
Mortis was somewhat surprised when I became the first Druid to hit ER4. At least I think I was the first Druid ?
Others seemed to struggle with the concept of me having 114ac fully buffed.
There may have been bug effects helping ? it was at least a true 104ac.
Around the same time I had to request DM assistance once when I died during an unshift , bugged out and couldn't respawn
Thankfully AGhost came to my rescue.
Anyway , endgame viability seems possible with all the wildshape fixes , epic enlightenment , epic presence and some of the other shard store epic goodies. Only one way to find out...