Even in Vanilla - I thought the crits in WoW didn't really feel like crits at all. They were too common then. Wrath was... well, those weren't criticals - those were just "normal" hits.
I do remember some talents in Vanilla that were activated to force a critical hit - I liked that far better than sitting there staring at crit after crit.
Seriously, crits should be something that gets a "Neat!" reaction or "WOW!" when it happens. I mean, maybe 1 or 2 for an entire raid encounter - certainly not measured in hundreds per minute during combat.