I am not a huge WoW fan but the way we fight and control characters allows the most freedom and a very enjoyable combat experience.
If it is like Tera then I won't even try it.. I absolutely have to enjoy controlling my character in order for me to actually consider playing it for any length of time.
This made me cock an eyebrow. Really it did. I don't get you, at all, in what you're saying. In TERA you don't control your character? Wut? It's free form... FREE form. No target locks (restricted), no having the game dictate whether or not you're near enough to use a leap (limited application potential, can't leap to just move)... there are others I can think of but they're redundant to add. Could also adjust the size of that crosshair y'know, to the point you could barely see it.
I grew to absolutely love not having to hold down my damn right-click the entire time while fighting; I've gone through enough mice that have had that button knackered within an unacceptable amount of use. I also have no problem altering my viewpoint independently from where my character is facing at the time to peer backwards etc.
Almost sounds to me you played a different game mate.
Anyway, all I hope for is a non-hybrid style ala GW2 and some others during recent times. That was such BS. Didn't know if it wanted to be oldskool or current. So I'd be fine with it being either tab-target OR action combat even if I'd infinitely prefer the other.