Is it just me or arent they just tryign to make UO look like World of Warcraft? --- interface-wise at least
I don't see a problem with that, though...
For one thing, the interface is pretty simple and clean. WoW's interface isn't entirely original thinking, also.
Plus, WoW's dragged a lot of UO subscribers away. I think a lot of people who aren't currently playing will try KR, just to see whether it's an epic screwup, or an improvement. If the game feels familiar for them to play, because it has an interface like WoW (or one of any number of different, relatively modern, games), then they'll be more inclined to stay.
Oh, and in before "If they don't fix XXXX, it won't matter"