From what I head about GW2 at GenCon:
All races are available that you've seen. Yeah, even Vekk's race.
No Monthly fee if possible.
Just checked. No subscrip. fee.
so yeah. But I'm one of the oldies of GW, that quit a while back. sometimes you'll see me poking around on it. if you feel like adding me, feel free to.
IGN: Apathy Dope, Apathys Trickery
What i have: lv 20 monk, lv 20 Warrior, lv 20 Mesmer, lv 20 ranger. Garbage, garbage, and some pvp slots.
Just as a note: I do still get on, not often, but I do. I do have all four areas, but I've not bothered completing factions all the way(quit at reefs), nor Nightfall. Truthfully Nightfall and Factions killed the game for me.