Kids love fluffy stuff and while majority of WoW playerbase are kids...you do the math.
Hate to break the news to you, but when I was a kid, I liked gritty stuff. Skulls? Yes please. Blood? Rain it on me, man. Over the top violence? BRING IT ON.
I liked He-man (though I liked skeletor more. skulls >>>>>>>> muscles), and I puked rainbows (gritty, dark and bloody rainbows) when I first watched Fist of the North star and Akira (didn't understand most of it though).
Today? I'm not a bronie, but I'd take fluttershy over (yet another) Old god abomination any day of the week (unless it's Nyarlathotep (moe version))
C'mon..every x-pac does their theme to death..are you kidding? Your dark and grim TBC gave us this:
I know what i'm wearing to proudmoore pride this year! Yay.. Thanks!
“Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy. Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture. ” ― Jeff Noon, Vurt
Scientism is ripe on MMOC ,so is the lack of understanding that science is a tool ,not an organizing principle
Well, the models and/or textures are possibly unfinished, pink may be the pallet-swap placeholder for the different colours of the different tiers, Garish pink could be the flex-raid colour scheme, one of the item designers likes candy-colours (after two expansions of grey and brown)... It can be several things besides Garrosh's hidden brony-side :P
And if it goes live that way there's always transmogging, i use it a lot myself, since the "clouds and serpents"-style of MoP-gear in general doesn't appeal to me...