Everyone sees their game through Rose Colored Goggles. I've played since roughly Nov 2005. I've leveled and killed more alts than most casual subscribers. I remember things like walking til lvl 40, and only having 4 usable 14 slot bags as a hunter. Running out of ammo and having to do melee. I remember when a stack of Thorium Ore (the highest level ore in the game) was outrageously expensive at 25g a stack. Back before dailies when you could make easy money. Back when 2K DPS was boss. But also long before the days of flying mounts. When you had to level all your weapons and unarmed skill in order to increase your hit chance, and not just reforge into Hit.
This game has changed 90% from what it was. Some for better, some not so much. All in all, it has been a wonderful ride. Even though I love some aspects about the "good ole days", I think I would rather just remember them for what they were and keep right on moving