The most upvoted post on reddit thread, sadly i feel exactly the same
"I know people that play wow will say "They deserve it, it was a private server, you all deserve the server get taken down", well god damn, all we were doing was playing a game we loved, because there was no other way of doing it. blizzard said "we dont want to do it", but HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people disagreed. Playing on Nostalrius was the most fun I've had playing WoW in <YEARS>. We had upto 12k people online on the server at a time, with no phasing the game really felt like the WORLD of warcraft. this is a travesty to so many people, to tens and tens of thousands of people that built friendships, invested time and played the game they loved. There is a serious demand for a server like this - if blizzard does not seize this opportunity to create something out of this fiasco ...they are fools. Thousands if not tens of thousands of players would instantly hop onto servers that are Vanilla. There's a massive demand, but blizzard "knows" better, ie, they are too lazy to code the old content again. Something a handful of people did in their free time. PITIFUL. You destroyed a MASSIVE gaming community that were playing/developing/moderating YOUR game,which was a masterpiece. It was a testament from the players to YOUR work. You should've been proud of it, no other game will ever have a legacy as early wow does. You win, Blizzard, we lose. Typical. You've lost a customer that has been with you for over a decade."
There should be more rewards thats for sure. Anything below glad doesnt mean anything to anybody. Even pve players who never stepped inside the arena knows that challenger/rival/duelist doesnt mean anything. Also why do we have titles that only last for a season? I would like to be a wild rival/wild challenger/wild duelist. Permanent titles could motivate more people for trying out arenas
There should be another title between duelist and glad aswell. The gap between the duelist and glad is the biggest gap in ratings skill/effort wise. Ending season as a r1 duelist kills your enthusiasm for the next season