There is currently an event that let's you create a level 80 character immediately so you can jump into the game right away.
I know from personal experience that one of the biggest scare away points that Dragon Nest had was that it took ages to level up and get to the "good parts" of gameplay. But with a level skip event you can get right into the actual action gameplay and enjoy the game and combat instead of "leveling up" before you actual "play" the game.
Give it a shot guys. There currently isn't any MMORPG with a combat system that can compare to DN (except maybe Vindictus I guess.)