I certainly care about pvp, and I get frustrated with people as much as the next person, but like I said, the abusive nature of it is a problem. Competition does not need to produce a hostile, cruel environment. I run into it a lot this season in particular, because warriors are terribly weak right now, when we lose matches, even if we play well, we are often trolled and dumped on by people who are taking advantage of obvious composition imbalances. I deal with so much trash talking, simply because the game balance is in a terrible spot right now, and someone scored a kill on the gladiator. But when you actually look at the ladders, warriors sitting on high end teams are few and far between right now, and it's no coincidence.
People assume that winning a match, or a duel, or whatever means that you are good and they are bad. Sometimes, that's the case, sure, but I remember when I couldn't touch my toes. I try to be polite and helpful, and that's the sort of environment people should be competing in, not the one we have now, diluted with people who believe that success has nothing to do with imbalances.
Also, simply because someone has farmed their pvp set, doesn't mean they are regular pvp players. Likewise, my friends and I have our full pvp sets, and also run raids regularly. Most people enjoy both facets of the game.
Edited by Squíd on 4/17/2012 2:06 PM PDT