First off we need to take a look at Night Elf society. As it is currently it is split between two groups, the preisthood and the druids. (Personifide by Tyrande and Malfurion respectivly) In warcraft 3 The Elunite socity was the main focus with the druids potrayed as equals but at the same time not the main charactoristic of the society as a whole.
With wow this has completly flip-floped with druids being the main focus instead of the Eluite portion. I Belive that this is directly related to the loss of ferocity and charactor the NightElves had in WC3. Further Conformed with the promonace of Malfurion compared to Tyrande as seen ingame.
Now This doesn't meen that Im Blaming the cenarion circle. I'm not, the focus Needs to shift back tword Elunite Society before any progess can be made, and the best way to do this is to deemphesize Druids and turn them back into the Auxillary forces they once were until The base is there. In which Tyrande is shown in full control of the government and the Sentenals are shown as the Dominant military in contrast to the druids. This is were Blizzard failed at the start of wow, and how they can fix it.