@ Peronys - The pvp trinkets were only good to use for a couple of classes though, rest of them were better off with a PvE trinket. Remember, it wasn't "removes all movemenet impairing effects" etc. Some were stuff like, sleep/roots/charm.
@ Chromus - Not entirely. There was also a lot of pvp at quel'danas - speaking of which, it was due to the introduction of dailies in BC which allowed people quick and easy portions of gold which boosted the servers auction house economies and got it really flowing, which yes, eliminated the need for many people to spend hours farming living essences in un'goro and alike.
@ Blacksong - Okay, so you had to know how to play the BG and work as a team then but you don't now? A BG team that co-operates now will trump a disorganised ragtag team. And, yes, epics are easier to come by, because they have been somewhat devalued. You can get epics from HoT or ZA/ZG, go into a BG, and get roflstomped by anyone in pvp or better pve gear. Heck, you could be a rogue in blues with one AV epic dagger, and beat people in t2/rank 14 gear. But if you roll a rogue, or any class, now, and do that, you will get stomped on. Vanilla pvp, was so clunky and boringly simple. The pvp titles back then took dedication to get, and it was possible to pay someone to grind out kills each week for you for higher titles/gear, it just wasn't as booming a black market trade as it is now (buying carries) - But speaking generally, are you saying players who get to say, 2400 in 3s, 5s, or RBG's, didn't earn it? If you are, don't even bother responding. "They even space the mobs out for you" what? Yeah, because every mob in a dungeon/raid in vanilla was stacked up in one spot wasn't it -.-
Edited by Thünder on 3/28/2012 1:39 AM PDT