Is it viable yes, but do yourself a favor for now, don't rush to end game. Explore, experiment etc, as atm end game functions are having a few stability issues, so is the market. It will return to normal [market] gradually, and the end-game issues are being worked on, potentially at this point completely redesigned, though I'm not sure. Either way, there's an expansion coming soon™, so there will be a large influx of people leveling right about then. As for some of the other issues, you'll probably get flooded with a large number of pessimists here shortly, ragging on the game because of some minor inconveniences and issues going on, which they'll gladly blow out of proportion via fear mongering and prophesying the doom of the game. Just ignore them, ROSE has been through significantly worse, and while you should remain skeptical, there's more chance it'll be fine than not.
But ye, a few new players I kidnapped and somewhat guided loosely as they progressed and they're now [one...] more geared atm than even I am since they have more time + drive to progress, where-as I'm lazy. Anyway, just take your time, enjoy the adventure and try to make some good non-toxic friends.