Slightly in advance of my one month anniversary, I deleted my two main characters, Soprena my lvl 60+++ bard and Bartolo my lvl 55 druid which I started in 1999.
No fancy funerals, didnt log into the game to chat or say goodbye, I just hit delete and created lvl 1 characters with the same name just for good measure. Doh! I had a breastplate that I'd borrowed from someone who now just returned to the game. Oh well, sorry Tenoro.
For the first month I did gain some strength knowing that the characters were there and that I was not playing them because *I* chose not to, not simply because they were gone. That seemed to pass, and I wanted to further my separation from the game by deleting them. I could have given the account away, or at least the 10's of thousands of platinum pieces, but, I just deleted. It's "virtual" stuff, born out of nothing other than a time sink, and it's now just as virtual.
I freely admit to having had fun in the game. I met some nice people, hung out with them at the Fan Faire when it came to my city. But now it's just a little more over than it was a few days ago.