But me, as long as there's a decent number of people on my server and WoW is in no imminent danger of closing, I ask why I should care about sub numbers. It doesn't really affect my game whether 12 million people total are playing or 7 million, and I would honestly make the case that the main two reasons out there for the sub loss are:
A. The game is nearly 9 years old, and has already passed the shelf life of a lot of other games.
B. The economy has been terrible for a while now, and there are lots of forms of entertainment that don't require a monthly fee.
Blizzard can't do anything about either. (Except going F2P on the 2nd item, which I hope they don't.)
So am I missing something that concerns other people regarding sub numbers? Or is it just a convenient way for someone to put their arguments into other people's mouths?