The thread I linked is a translation of a thread from the other side of the pond. It tells us of an outcast gamer, who struggled along through raids and ended up shunned by the community at large, until a GM and Raid Leader too the time to actually talk to this notoriously bad player. He found that the player had taken the steps to read websites and such to get better but had issues ubderstanding what he was reading. and no one would bother taking the time to just help him... After talking to the guy, he walked him through the steps of getting better from gear optimization all the way to rotation... He didn't have to.l do this but did.
I feel this poor guy, and people like him that struggle along without a single person willing to take then aside and talk through what they are, and what they aren't doing right need this program to return. It also encourages Vets to share their knowlege with others, and it might go a long way to mend the community we claim to want a return of, but blame outside sources for destroying, when in the end the blame falls on our individual shoulders.
That, and there really is no reason for this Program not to return, but I challenge anyone to claim it shouldnt.
A link to WoWwiki's page on the program.
I am now seeking assistance with finding out who to contact via Twitter and other Social Media to push this agenda.
I also challenge you, upstanding citizens of Azeroth to take up this crusade... Go to your home server forums, and reach out to new players, offer spots in your guild to those in need of help. Extend the hand of friendship and show that our community still exists, and we can overcome any bad reputation we as a whole have...
It is up to us, the players to keep Azeroth alive just as much as Blizzard... Without us encouraging growth, bringing in people, encouraging new players... How can we expect the population to grow?