Since beta this has absolutely been a stand out in the genre. If it wasn't for D2 this would define the genre for me. The company's commitment to having quite little P2W (I have over 50 tabs, 2 quads, currency, map, etc) is amazing and considering it's a free game is insane. That said, I feel like they went through a phase where I'm not sure if it was necessary but the amount of tabs required every new league went up by at least 1. I probably won't touch it again until PoE2 this coming year and unfortunately there are some QoL that would be nice but will make the gameplay cycle so fast that it's understandable why they won't do it.
If you are going to play this game long term make sure to stretch your wrist regularly especially beginning of season.