No, this is not correct. If I roll on a pvp server and I step foot out in the world for any reason, someone can come along and gank me. Anyone, of any level. If I roll on a pve server, and I step foot out in the world for any reason, and decide to flag myself, someone can come along and gank me. Anyone, of any level. There is no middle ground in this game where I can engage in world pvp with only players my level and not have to worry about getting ganked by some asshat level 90. EVEN ON PVE SERVERS YOU STILL GET GANKED BY 90S IN WORLD PVP.This is incorrect. Your first option, "I don't want to PvP out in the world", and your third, "I want to engage only players my level out in the world because I want a challenging and fair fight", those are both PvE servers.
You should roll one sometime so you can be informed.
So what you're saying is that when the game launched, everyone was already level 60? There was no period of time where players had to level and were on fairly equal footing in terms of gear and skill? Are you sure you're talking about Wow? Because the Wow I played it was months before being level 60 was a common thing, and it was many more months before it was common for level 60s to be wearing gear that was capable of one shotting lowbies.As someone who leveled up plenty during Vanilla, the only bit you're correct about is the "flying around" part. They just rode around on epic mounts that were way faster than any ground mount a non-60 could have, looking for lowbies to one-shot. Which they absolutely could, unless you were closer in level, like a group of level 48s or some such.
From that perspective, where everyone was a leveling noob in greens and blues, it most certainly wasn't 'world of gank craft' and as a result, the current pvp rules were created.
People don't roll on a pvp server because they want to get ganked. They roll on a pvp server because they want to pvp out in the world against other people their level. That is the ONLY reason anyone has ever rolled on a pvp server. The possibility of getting ganked because your outnumbered is fine and dandy. The possbility of getting ganked because someone has 100x the HP as you do is NOT fine and dandy.Except, there is no problem. If you don't want to get ganked, switch to a pve server. That would fix all your problems.
Switching to a pvp server will not give me the ability to engage in world pvp and NOT get ganked by someone with 100x my HP. What you're talking about, this middle ground where players can actually enjoy world pvp, DOES NOT EXIST IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT. MYSELF AND OTHER PLAYERS WANT THAT TO CHANGE. You don't have to agree with what we want, and you don't have to participate in this discussion.
Nothing you have said thus far in the discussion amounts to a good reason or argument against anything we've said, and you're just wasting your own time at this point.