I literally grew up with this game, starting like a month before TBC pre patch. I've seen the game go from pure joy to absolute trash. I -want- to continue to play. I really do. I love playing with my friends pwning some noobs and just generally having fun.
I did the same thing in cata, where everyone I knew includding myself quit because the game just wasn't fun. I came back for MoP and enjoyed it even though I got perma banned twice. It's friends that make this game worth playing.
Ever since WoD Beta I knew my class was going to be an absolutely nightmare to play, but had hope for prot and it was fun as hell. Then they nerfed it two weeks into the season and I was forced back into one of the most boring specs every concieved.
Then I proceed to queue up and not play for half of every match. I mained last season as WMD, one of the absolute worst comps that you could play. We had to play every match perfectly, with a single mistake almost always turning into a loss. Every match needed to go like a flow chart, with one step out meaning disaster.
While we're playing blitz chess the enemy is playing uno with savestates. Watching people make emberassing mistakes and win like nothing happened just because it's RMD or shatterplay puts such a bad taste in your mouth that you can only take so much before japanese shit porn looks tastier then the garbage that blizzard is putting out.
I want to enjoy the game like I've done for the majority of the last decade. The game balance can be absolutely awful, but as long as my class is enjoyable to play and I have friends to queue with, I'll keep playing. Right now I haven't logged on in over a month and let my sub finally expire as I never updated my payment method from a card expiring.
I'll play legion 100% just to see if they fixed anything; and when it becomes obvious they didn't give a fuck yet again I'll probably be done for good
It's a vicious cycle, the best thing that ever happened to me was when I quit for a few months in WOTLK and all my ingame friends quit aswell. Coming back after that, it's never been the same, but it's been easy to walk away, which has been better for me in the long run.