So on a quick note I logged on to Geistig the Rune-Keeper this evening instead of going strait to my Minstrel. So really, I don't know when I'll log back on to the Minstrel except to play around with the music features, and to maybe level her high enough to play the bagpipes.
I want to go into it in more detail in a full post but safe to say I just really enjoy the Rune-Keeper class a lot more. There's less hassle with respect to waiting for abilities to become available, there are more instant cast quests which mitigates cast interrupt issues, and there's more healing options available to a Rune-Keeper which allows them to stay alive a wee bit longer even though they're clothies (or as I like to think about it, rockin' cardboard armor).
Well gotta get some sleep.