Quote Originally Posted by Morty View Post
So I went ahead and bought Guild Wars 2. My first character is an Asura Mesmer. I have to admit I'm a little confused about how everything works. And now the three saboteurs in the second mission are kicking my butt.
Mesmer is difficult for someone that doesn't understand how things work, and even *more* difficult to solo at low levels compared to other professions.
Just my opinion, but I would suggest a different profession until you understand things a bit more.

As far as profession mechanics coupled with survivability-to-DPS ratios go, I'd put Warrior as the most newbie friendly profession. Mesmer is near the bottom of that list.
If you're looking to play something sneaky, Thief is more newbie friendly than Mesmer. If you're looking for a pet master type, Ranger or Necromancer is more newbie friendly than Mesmer. If you're looking for a caster type, Elementalist and Necromancer are more newbie friendly than Mesmer.