Good post but I am not really for the idea of living bomb I hate it and it makes me feel like I am playing a warlock. After they made living bomb better than frostbomb in s12 mage got really boring for me.
I thought season 7 was really good s8 was ok and Cata was completely awful worst expansion by far imo. I didn't play MOP except for first season so I have no clue how it was but the game atm is not to bad I think you get ques. In Cata /Wrath u sat que to 8:14 and got a random team so bassically every day u farmed +1 and +2 so even if the balance is not the greatest atm or whatever opinions people have atleast you get to play the game.
edit: Wod will probably be good by next season or the one after the game seems to be going somewhat in a right direction considering they are making damage changes in pvp combat.