I made a little "mod" for Jeff and tried to get him to use it over Twitter, but it doesn't seem like he felt like messing with installing it :P So I guess I could at least share it here. Couldn't think of what to put for the other messages in the game, so it only changes Victory Achieved and You Died.
My experience was basically the same as some kind of mage class in one of the betas three months ago or so. It is shameful that MMO designers still restrict so much of the supposedly fun stuff in their games from the low level players. I say that as a passionate fan of the genre though :(