This isn't a qq thread about people getting free legendaries.
I have a couple points I'd like to get to about the cloak. I have been playing since release, and I've seen the ways legendary drop.
I am very close to obtaining my legendary cloak, even while quitting through most of 5.2, I am close to obtaining my cloak.
1.) I love the quest line. I love Wrathion. I like the Lore involved with how the questing went. However, I do not feel the cloak is of a "legendary" feeling. Again, I am not complaining everyone is getting free legendaries. What I'd like to complain about is how it's almost a guaranteed goal to obtain one. This isn't Thor'idal where one person can use this. Everyone can obtain the cloak. No, I'm not saying it's welfare. I'm not saying "baddies can get ez legendaries lol!!". What I am saying is, I feel as if obtaining the cloak is mandatory for high dps. You may ask what the issue with this is. I will get to my second point now.
2.) Alts. I've thought about getting on an alt and leveling him and gearing him. Then I thought, well wait a second, I'm going to be screwed on my dps because I don't have the legendary cloak, and have to start from scratch on the quest. How is this fair? People would work on the cloak all expansion and then have an alt that's hindered? What if you want a new character? My third point now.
3.) Blizzard has once again put the importance on guilds. Does anyone remember Val'anyr? While it didn't have a random drop chance like Glaives, you did see the items drop FOR the item itself, letting a guild decide on who would obtain the legendary. I feel as if this brings the guild together, and I feel as if doing it the "solo" way alienates you from the rest of your guild. Next point.
4.) Skill level. What if you're a really good player, know your class to the T, and don't have the cloak? What if you simply joined half way into the expansion? How does this help subscription numbers?
Overall, I just don't think it was a good system, and this is coming from someone who is very close to obtaining the cloak.
TLDR: I don't think the cloak is legendary enough. No, it's not welfare. We did earn it. But it was almost expected.
Would you have liked your favorite show as much on tv, or movie, if you KNEW the ending? I know I wouldn't.