I personally don't find this funny or clever in any way...
It's just as tasteless as I thought "We're not in Azeroth" anymore was.
Oh man, people can't get a joke. Look at all the WoW defenders in here.
And, as a curiosity, why don't you, WoW fans, want competition? Competition is good, competition makes companies fight for their customers. Competition makes companies not sit on their ass leaving you with 1 tiny raid for 10 freaking months! And to those saying "oh, another Rift", Rift didn't kill WoW but is successful and has more updates then WoW while working on an expansion that expands the size of the world to 300%! In the meantime Pandaria is 2/3 of Northrend and you got 0 content for 10 months. Heck, the pandaren females don't even have different faces!
I think it's somewhat funny that they do this ingame.
However, i'm a little bit disappoint since they have said several times before that ''They do not care about other MMOs, they just want you to play their game and enjoy it''
And now they start doing stuff like this. I know the game will be great, and I got the CE pre-purchased, but I hoped for a neutral stance between the two games in some way, really.
Just calling it, this thread isn't going to end well.
The One thread has this discussed already though, if you'd like continue there. Just keep it civil.