Cataclysm is WotLK 2.0 just as WotLK was TBC 2.0.
You scaled everything up, we all do they exact same garbage we had to do to reach the enjoyable parts of the game as we had to do at the beginning of WotLK.
Illustrious Grand Master...seriously? You couldn't just come out with new recipes?
Not to mention pretty much all gems, enchant mats, etc. etc. are simply scaled up versions of items that existed in the game. Same goes for most recipes - we've seen this all before.
I am freaking sick of this and you should be too. We've done this grind before, and we did it before that even.
As for the game world? Yeah, they did a good job increasing visual quality and changing locations. We spend probably 1% of our time in these areas compared to how much time we're going to spend in city hubs, queueing for the same small selection of instances over and over again just as we did in WotLK. I was actually excited, thinking World would come back to World of Warcraft. Sadly, it did not.
Wait in line, slay big bad guys in dungeon with hopefully mildly competent random people to get gear to slay bigger bad guys in bigger dungeons with hopefully more competent people. The mechanics of the bad guys are slightly different variations of bad guys you've killed before, you have a few new abilities for slaying these bad guys. Big. Freaking. Deal.
Then enhance that gear you get with re-named and scaled up versions of the same stuff you enhanced your gear with before.
I feel cheated, I feel lied to. This expansion was advertised as something it is definitely not.
Wish I could get my money back. :/