I would really like to know, other than not having to get books to read about your story, what do you really want to happen in the next patch? Or what did you think was going to happen? Because I swear, reading some of this it seems that some would only be happy in the utter annihilation of the Horde, which would effectively end the game.
I'd like to see Night Elves restored to their pre-Knaak status of awesome. And stop being a punching bag for the Horde. You can't deny that in the last two expansions Night Elves have served two purposes. 1). To allow the Horde to showcase their might by getting beat up in Azshara (formerly Night Elf land), Ashenvale (both in books and in-game), and in Stonetalon Mountains. 2). To showcase Varian's "growth" as leader as seen in the scenario with Lion's Landing and Tyrande totally forgetting that she's a brilliant military strategist.
Those are my two biggest issues Lore-wise with the Alliance, but I'm a Night Elf fanboy, so take that for what you will. I would also love to see Tyrande reassert herself as the leader we saw in Warcraft III ("Only the goddess may forbid me something, Malfurion.") and remind Malfurion that she ran their civilization for 10,000 years and he doesn't get to come back like nothing happened.
Think the issue was how it was presented, that we have to 'prove' ourselves to Vol'jin, should be the other way around. He needs us more than we need him
In fairness, he does explain why you need him. He tells you that he's perfectly happy to sit back and let you destroy yourselves against Garrosh. Then he'll kill whoever survives, give the bodies to Sylvanas and her Val'kyr, and use his new undead army to take Orgrimmar. So in essence, you need him to agree to work together, because otherwise he could just let you die and raise you as a soldier.