Okay I've played both but in depth more of Grand Fantasia, however I'd suggest Eden Eternal over GF if those are the only 2 choices you're giving yourself.Well I quit GF a few months ago, but after playing the game for a few years, I doubt it changes in that short time for the better(my opinion).I haven't played MUCH of EE, so I don't know if gambling is a problem on there too, but it defiantly was/is on GF.
Yes it's the individuals problem to gamble but there's too much promotion of it in GF. Ever seen the chinese film To Live?? , gambler is at fault but so is the con-artist promotion the gamble.
I'm not saying it's a bad game, I did enjoy it the period I did play it, but I would suggest EE over GF from my current standpoint..well I'm not big on either so I rather suggest neither. But I agree that you should try both and see whichever you like the most. Because due to varying opinions(mine and the 2 above as example of very different opinion).not very reliable to judge off others opinions and not your experience.