|Gol Tink Goblin Squad Member|
I agree that the PvE combat is boring and generic, but the PvP combat can be quite fun. It is most definitely skill based, there is definitely timing involved, and though it isn't particularly innovative it certainly has promise.
They really, really need to get everything working more smoothly, but they have a good basic system in place. A skilled player can kill multiple equally equipped enemies if they play the fight right. A skilled player can destroy quite a few lesser equipped enemies.
Consumables need to be fixed and balanced, casting times on expendables need to be a hell of a lot clearer, and there needs to be a better user feedback system, but that will come in time. Hopefully.