I love mmos and gaming, but I'm a huge fan in being able to train while offline. People that have families and children can't sit in front of our computers all day and grind. It's just not feasible. Of course the player who devotes more time will show distinctly throughout pvp and overall game mechanics.
I think crowfall is doing it right. I come from mortal online where it's fairly easy to level up your basic skills, but the pvp was ruthless and it showed when you were inactive for quite some time. Crowfall somewhat reminds me of that pvp system, however it seems pvp will come down to a heavy reliance on well crafted gear in crowfall.
I can't wait to see the further updates the devs will provide us with.