I don't care much about the faction cities either, don't know what the big deal is about them. Agree with Xytal, people will just go back to Org, like they do in MoP unless you're an engineer.
What gets me is the "Farahlon might be used if it becomes relevant to the content." Um...shouldn't they have a general plan for what the content will be by now for the whole expansion? If they have other people working on the next expansion supposedly, are they saying they know where it will go overall and will just fill in the details as they go along? Either sounds like bad planning or just already backing out of Farahlon.