I liked runescape when there were no auction houses and you accualy had to yell in chat and trade with people. I liked that you had to grind stuff to get anything and there was accualy other people around doing the same thing. I liked WOW when you accualy had to walk to every dungeon istead of instant queue thru GUI. I liked times when you knew people on the servers, when there were no name changes. I liked that you gather your own groups for anything you wanted to do.
Is there a game like this around now? Every game I look at now is so "casual" made that it feels like single-player.