God I'm getting tired of this. Torc, we already had one split & lock due to people bashing BGO after being warned not to. Kindly stop, especially if you hold your ability to post dear. It will also help you not feel stupid when the game actually comes out.
As for it being a browser game, in this case the term can be a bit misleading. The browser is just a shell running a fully capable 3d engine. The art specs are what they are because it's a MMO; they need it to run smoothly on 95% of the machines out there. MMOs can look nice but if you think about it, never really have ground breaking, Crysis style art standards.