Though, I afraid I kind of fool myself to believing it has ALL to do with how the raids were set up. I preferred looking at the better geared, more so than being one of them kind of. For me, I just had the wish that "Maybe one day, I'll be the grand hero"! Now that feeling is cheapened by the fact everyone is wearing the same gear as me. Though Burning Crusade was also different cause that was the time I actually tried out a new faction, and I had tons of my real-life friends playing the game. They've disappeared long ago.
Now I kind of just wait for a game that might rival the "smoothness" I've always felt wow had. How everything seem to work together. How the world just FITS. I have always played wow like it was an adventure game, I never played it to top any leaderboards. Seems like you don't like MoP, so far I actually do. I guess that it won't last long before I am in the same boat. Though hopefully not, I love wasting my time in this game. xP