Wow, Foury, thank you very much for this thread. It says a lot of the things I've been thinking a lot better than I've been able to put them. Personally I'm more on the PvE side than PvP these days, though I certainly remember, with fondness, the Old Days of doing AV, when I was more PvPcentric. Now I just want the difficult PvE dungeons, BC-level heroic difficulty, and raids that are hard but rewarding. And if that means separate, optional dungeons/raids, fine with me. The nerfs to the difficulty of WoW and epicness and feel of individuality and choice are killing my drive to keep on playing. I heard about the challenge modes coming with MoP and was excited. Then I heard that the heroics will be on level with Wrath, and I'm starting to regret my year subscription commitment.
Again, thank you Foury. I really hope there's some devs reading this thread.
(And if they are, dailies can stop being a central theme of the game, thanks!)
Edit: I also 'liked' both your opening posts and Aberzombie's, and for good measure I requested sticky -- not to get a blue's attention but because I REALLY feel like this should be stickied, so others can see it and show their support for this as well. I hope this gets the attention it deserves, from other players and from devs.
Edited by Mewse on 10/28/2011 10:06 PM PDT