come off as a lazy effort to cash in
no way, there's a lot to not like, objectively and subjectively, but there's also a lot of evidence of passion and love out there, you need to just take time and know where too look. Many people seem to presume that Blizzard doesn't care and is only about the money - yes, many changes go this way sadly, but that's just part of the true. People are so extreme in their judgements, try to see the whole picture.
WC3 was still pretty good, but I have no interest in WoW or WoD
What is WoD?
I'm one of the people who are more interested about the lore and story. Vanilla WoW was actually good, that was before the end of it when they started destroying their own lore.
You have to bear in mind that I said that, while never having played the vanilla: i first booted WoW during Cataclysm. So i absolutely don't get all those complaints about destroying the lore, even though I played WC3 before. In fact, if I say i'm interested in lore, i mean post-vanilla lore too. I really like some concepts behind Mists of Pandaria for example, how they play on the themes of colonialism, a new land caught amidst the political struggle between the two factions... We'll see how it turns out... when i get a better cpu and cash for sub.
That being said I also have problems with cross-server stuff, as I already mentioned.
Maybe someone will explain to me: what EXACTLY they have destroyed. Becouse all i keep hearing is just general "strayed", "destroyed"...