WoW isn't dying. China lost some subs but who cares. I enjoy the game and I will play it as long as blizzard keeps making expansions.
The problem is that when people critisize one aspect of the game it is like looking through the straw at the night sky. You can't just point at one thing and ask for it to be fixed. Every action has a consequence and you need to consider what would happen if this really was implemented/fixed as you wanted it to be. Yea you would be happy but how many millions of others?
I think people need to stop focusing on sub numbers and enjoy the game. If you don't enjoy it then perhaps it is time to move on. Why pay for something you don't want? Addiction? Sentimental value? Saying wow is dying is as classy as a Jenkins title. imo time to hang up the sub and let other enjoy the game vs try to "fix" what isn't broken.