I remember the first day I picked up a free trial cd for Wow in a magazine in 05. I just knew I would love this game.. and I did.
flash forward 5 years later. Blizzard gets bought out by activision..then creativeness that made this game great began to fade away. Not content with the 100's of millions a month they make they decided they needed to shoe horn in as many customers as they can.. So they began to make the game easier..and easier and easier to the point there is no challenge at all and the world that made the game great.. is now just a lobby.
A big part of the game was grouping with people on the server and all heading to the dungeons for the latest adventure.. the arguing back and forth, finding pickups when players dropped out.. now you sit in dalaran.. hit the find dungeon group.. get grouped with people from other servers who you will never see again and could care less about what you think of them or thier play style, run through the instance in 10 min and move on to the next.. over and over.. and crowd control? nah not anymore.. everyone is so overpowered we will just plow through. Alterac valley had huge epic battles in the middle that at times lasted hours, now everyone avoids everyone else and rushes to boss to down him in 5 min. Need to do a quest? don't worry the map will highlight everywhere you need to go EXACTLY so you don't need to think and follow instructions in the text.. wanna spec different then everyone else, nope not any more.. you need to put your points in a specific build they specify that you can't possibly make a mistake on.. wouldn't want you to have to think about your build or anything. travel to the far off trainer for special high end training.. nope dont worry any trainer can train you now, cant keep track of bullets no problem.. lets remove bullets from the game.. couldn't have you need to resource manage or anything.. too hard...
sadly, wow has taken a lets squeeze what we can and not worry about the experience approach... too bad, cause originally it was one of the best MMO's out there. Will I buy this expansion.. sure, just to fly through azeroth one more time (even destoyed).. but by the next expansion.. the game will prob play itself.. and you will just watch like a movie. cause they can't possibly make it any simpler.. people who join now.. lose out on the REAL wow experience.. and thats just sad.