Actually guild recruiting wasn't too bad, but maybe it was different for other servers than Illidan. There was no way any one jumped ship without having the experience and gear to progress on our server, plus we knew all the guild hoppers because there was a better sense of community back then.It was more than not fun - it sucked. I remember grinding steamvaults to get exalted with CE for my Earthwarden on my druid. I also remember having to class stack for CC in heroics, which also sucked. Though it is weird that now, when almost every class has some CC, they're almost never used. *shrug* And attunements were a nightmare for raiding guilds making the jump from T5 to T6. It made recruiting miserable, burned raid nights - not to mention people that would use you to to get attuned and then jump ship for a more progressed guild.
Sucked? Or was the most fun expansion you ever played? I like to think it was both...
...Did I say not a single person was doing dailies? No, I did not. I said the participation rates were horribly low because people are disgustingly lazy and don't want to put any effort in to get access to their loot pinata. Blizzard has been encouraging this kind of behavior for far too long and it needs to change.So I hallucinated all those people on Isle of Thunder doing dailies with me? Good to know, I'll go get my meds checked.
Meh, I already responded to your claims that people would get better - no sense retreading that ground. The current progression model has problems, but I think the ones in the old model were worse. If you really don't want to deal with stupid/bad people, make some friends or join a guild. Or stop doing LFR.
The only people saying "you'd lose subscriptions" are those lazy people. Hardly anyone would leave, where are they going to go? Guild Wars 2? SWTOR? Path of Exile? They're fun and all, but they aren't going to keep the attention span of someone who's use to getting everything without effort for very long.