Again, not quite sure of what you're trying to say here. That the anti-fly side believes there's no chance they're wrong? Because I'll admit there's a darn good chance I could be wrong. If anything, I'd say much of the pro-flight side is the one who proclaims their opinions to be infallible and there is zero chance they could be mistaken about anything they're saying. I feel like you're crafting quite the strawman here.
While you are able to discuss that possibility, there have been many others that certainly would never admit they were wrong.
Even with the proof sitting right in thier faces.
Now on the off chance that the little poke at "opinions are infallable", was kinda aimed at me, I will give this:
The things I tested in game, aren't infallable. The numbers, quests, combat, locations, and levels cannot really be debated - those are hard line facts in the game. Clearly repeatable.
The only thing that could be a variance would be if you attempted to do the quests just after someone had possibly cleared the zone of monsters, skewing your results. I would only expect a +/- 3-5% in that deviation, due to respwan rates and such - well within the standard for measure.
The tests did one major thing in regards to the established blizzard response. It proved they are not being truthful in thier historic actions, and that flight really doesn't impact content the way they say it does.
What does this mean for WoD? I am finding out in the beta. I have three characters. One I am exclusively running with - no flight paths, one that I am riding with - no flight paths, and one that I am using things as normal. I am calculating the same things as before. Combat opportunities, how much on roads, hubs - etc, like before, execept I can't test flying. I am going to take those times and numbers and compare them to everything I have to this date and see how things are.
You once claimed that my findings provided nothing of information to you, which since I can't shove the results down your throat and demand you listen, is your choice.