Many of us have been playing Wow for a long time and can't really imagine what wow's like to a new player.
Some irl friends of mine started playing wow recently, and want to get into the pvp scene. There is a HUGE barrier for them to enjoy arena. They just get owned, period. Not just because of gear, not just because of class imbalances. Just because arena is so overwhelming to start out with. It's very discouraging for a new player to enter arena nowadays. Which often leads to them quitting arena all together.
is it really that hard to imagine how new players feel? i feel that overwhelming pressure every time i drop the game for a few patches and come back, and im always with this feeling of "wtf... do i really want to risk dedicating myself to catch up with this shit knowing it may not be worth in the end afterall?"
fuck it, i say dumb down the game, this time for real. at this point all i care is a balanced and competitive game, who gives a fuck if its unnecessarily complex or not. hell, we all know blizzard is too clueless to balance its own game, if dumbing it down can make it easier for them im up to the change.