It won't. They're scared at the failure of the playerbase to complete thri content
right now. They really thought we were all a lot better than we are apparently.
They also thought we'd all create Worgen and Goblin or change mains, which is
a bizzare thought because the current achievement, pet, mount, and reputation
system punishes you for changing mains. (They need to be account bound imo.)
The ZG/ZA gear being 353 is an experiment to see if using the current heroics as
a gate to get geared for raiding was a mistake. They'll let 4.1 sit for 3-4 weeks
before launching 4.2, because the boost or lack of a boost in raid clears with the
4.1 gear will determine the difficulty of the Firelands raid.
If the completion rate doesn't jump, we're going to start seeing big nerfs quickly.
Someone is breathing down their throats about this stuff, expecially since they seem
to have been in that water since the Ulduar issue. GC even posted back in Wrath
how the development money on raids was being wasted if no one was seeing them
to completion. This doesn't appear to have changed since then, but is being
blocked with the assumption that the 'unwashed masses' didn't have the gear advantage
they needed to succeed.
In the end the reasons for the raiding failure are from the extreme situations you're
put into where any latency over 150 prevents you from being able to complete them,
and that they balanced the 25 mans correctly and severely over tuned the 10 mans.
Which is why the 10 mans continue to see the larger chunk of the nerfs that are happening
Best post in this thread and beats the ones in most other threads as well. Well said and entirely true.