Also if you are base's how popular wow is because south part made a episode about it there is something wrong with you.
The only people bitching is those wanna be elitist the casual's are playing the game and the Hardcore is playing the game its the group in the middle that just want to bitch about something.
Yes wow is losing subs but it still stands that a huge amount 95%+ of the player base is casual and blizzard is doing what they can to keep them happy because they make up most of the player base.
Rift is as good to a TBC game as any game has come and look where its subbs and all is at. If wow stayed that way it would not be a p2p game it would have way less subs and good chance ether f2p or f2p/p2p like rift is now.
Also ever since release one of wow's main reasons it has so much subs was because how casual it was compared to other MMO's. You think Vanilla/TBC was hard go play Everquest or other MMO's around the same time.
The real question is when will the mods start closing these threads faster since they are 100% pointless and only made to start a fight.