It's difficult because on one hand I'm really glad we actually have feedback on a lot of things so I can actually keep track of things like my scrimshaw being up, the CD on those vampire blood things, etc. HUGE boon in PvE.
But you're absolutely right the interface is cluttered as hell as a result and I can barely see anything. You are 100% right to compare it to WoW.
I do not agree if you have a problem with the interface use legacy mode. Less clutter, as pointed out to you in this thread several times. The wiki link is handy for me, I do not think that all players know absolutely everything in the game. Personally I find it useful for quick look ups for information. Much easier than having to split my monitor in half to enable the information to be read.