POE is a surprisingly great game. I've tried the beginning areas of the game in the past few years but kept getting distracted with other AAA titles, but in the last 1.5 months I've been giving all of my spare time to POE and I'm hooked.
As a rule, I avoid free-to-play games like the plague, so often either the product is lacking or the monetization structure limits gameplay to some degree, forcing you to pay more than you would for a priced product. After playing over 200 hrs of the game (and having a blast with the complexity and breadth of content), there's been no paywall insight (I did buy some of the pricier bundles as an appreciation to the devs).
The game can be tricky for new players as there are a lot of elements that go unexplained, but I'm glad I pushed through the learning tips and skill at sse gold
and I expect many more months of great gameplay.