K didn't exactly ask for all the attitude just an answer
It's somewhat interesting that blizzard never pursued the wow servers like they did bnetd, though. At least, not nearly as aggressively.
It's funny you should mention this, as I once researched the original WoW development, and there were private servers, even for the original alpha and beta phases, and after a while Blizzard came down on them hard, and all of them no longer exist to this day.
Yes, back when it was in development Blizzard cared about the private servers. However these days, though it is against their terms of what ever, I don't think they are as hardcore about the situation like they were back during development. I could be wrong.
Either way, never did understand why anyone would choose private server over official game; nothing but bugs that never get taken care of, and egomaniac GM's or other staff that think just because they run the server or have so called GM commands, they think they're special... it really sucks compared to Blizzards game.