Well, I called it. It's time for an expansion for Rift and Trion just announced it wouldn't disappoint. A vertical jump of 10 levels, just like I said was needed, has been confirmed, along with the full press release for the Storm Legion expansion. Along with new levels, a new soul for each class, a new tier of crafting, two new continents to explore, and two new raids to, erm, raid.
Of unexpected interest was the announcement of Dimensions, described by Trion as "customizable spaces that allow players and guilds to own a sliver of Telara." Seems to be their answer to instanced housing, except instead of just a house, you get a whole pocket dimension with who knows what inside. I'm really looking forward to them though, as personal and guild housing was a feature I particularly enjoyed in Everquest II.
I just hope there isn't a giant grind for Air resist gear.