it's not about dropping the ball. If you study the market a bit, you might find out what they did to the game was to attract new players. It's all about making the most money out of it and not to satisfy the old "pvp community"- despite I would love if they did. But you gotta be realistic about changing the way this game will develop. If I needed to place a bet, I'd set my money on more and more retard-friendly approach. It's not just "Holinka".
Blizzard spent the last 5 years throwing away their subscribers in an attempt to get people who never wanted to play in the first place.
WoW was made for a specific audience.
WoW became wildly popular to that audience.
Blizzard stops catering to the audience that made the game wildy popular.
Blizzard attempts to appeal to an audience that has no interest in the game.
My friends and I are literally the perfect customer for a game like WoW. We would stay subbed every day of the year, buy all their stupid store mounts, buy transfers/faction changes/race changes. Yet none of us play the game? They messed up really bad.
The fact AJ is dead also says a lot. We have the worst battered wife syndrome ever. ("Season 21 will be different, I promise they will listen soon...")