Furor is back? That's it, WoW is dead. A man who was only hired along with Tigole because he was an elitist raider in EQ, and had zero game developing experience. Both shaped WoW into the sequel to Everquest that they wanted, where only raiders were rewarded.
Oh good, I'm not the only one that remembers what a whiny EQ raider/complainer he was. He "worked with" the devs in EQ for a while, but as soon as he didn't get his way, he whined and ragequit EQ... Maybe he had some good ideas, but I wouldn't want to work with the attitude he had...didn't seem to be a team player at all...
If anyone is interested in some things that Alex actually did in WoW:
Classic: The Fordring, Darrowshire, Linkin, The Demon Whose Name We Do Not Speak, and "Of Love and Family" quest lines. Basically every epic questline that you remember fondly in classic.
Wrath: The entire questline that culminated in The Wrathgate. The in-game cinematic where Putricide betrays everyone was his baby; he was really excited in IRC for everyone to get through that quest line and see how it ended.
Cataclysm: "The Day that Deathwing Came" questline in Badlands, most of the Silverpine Forest re-design, Hillsbrad, The Barrens, etc...
If you've paid close attention to quests in WoW, you can tell which ones Alex has written because of the dialogue; he's easily the best character/dialogue writer Blizz has had. Personally, I'm very happy if his creative goals get to span the game.