Pandaren and Pandaria will remain the central focus of ALL WoW expansions to come.
Pandaren will get more lore development than other races.
Pandaren will get very little lore development in the future.
Pandaren and Pandaria will be ignored in the future lore after MoP.
That is NOT a fact, but simply a flawed observation based on who can shout the loudest.
Correlation does not equal causation.
Something which happens at the same time is not proven to be the cause or sole cause when you choose to wilfully ignore anything else.
The game is old, it is more of the same when you look hard enough and the community is a cesspit.
I think the theme was an error that cost subscriptions.
I think the lack of coherent endgame outside of raiding is another.
I think the class homogeneity and loss of depth is another.
I think the age of the game and its competitors is another.
Or are you arguing that I can't possibly think there were other contributors to the subscription loss by virtue of my belief that the theme itself contributed?
I sure hope not.
Yet... People are still flooding out.
I've already explained why I believe the theme of the expansion was an issue, but that I don't think it was the only one. If you want to proceed implying anything to the contrary, your comments will fall on deaf ears.
Under what metric is that considered successful?