idk Jimjim, you answer your own questions
This is the biggest lie i read on the classic forums and stuff. This is absolutely false. You were not forced at all. You can play entirely alone, surronded by people, but the game doesn't forced you to interact
You never wonder why, despite having a constant growing on participation during years (Up until Wotlk), more and more people playing it, you still needed 2 hours to form a simple FIVE-man group?
I never had to wait 2 hours to form a single 5 man group in wotlk because of all the friends i had from vanilla and tbc and wotlk + the guilds I joined in that time - if you chose to treat continuous wow expansions as solo player experiences where you did group content as quickly as possible and then never saw or spoke to those people again, don't complain that your individual experiences with group content did not improve over time