Not only is "The Lion Roars" being a total failure a symptom of the problem, it is in fact a cause. While attempting it, eventually, I got to the point where I brought my shaman in to just AFK and hope that we did well (of course, we didn't). Once behind it was just yeah, AFK so I don't get deserter (I NEVER AFK bgs, at least not while they weren't a 2% win rate for alliance) . It got me to the point of actually thinking about botting the BG's something I would NEVER have come CLOSE to considering otherwise. The point is that character should never be in a BG to begin with. I have toons I do PvP on, that is not one of them. I do not give a shit to fill my bag space and spend hours getting "PvP gear" outside of two wins I'm never, ever going to use.
But instead I am FORCED to contribute to the problem. I don't get why that quest, truly a cancer on BG's, just hasn't been fucking obliterated yet. I also think Alliance players deserve 2 secrets in compensation per week wasted on that quest, but that's me.