One of two things is happening:
1) The Blizzard interns that were running WoW have finally figured it out
2) The genre is such crap that WoW is starting to look appealing
In all seriousness the newly announced expansion, on paper, doesn’t sound terrible. Upgrading the character models is about 5 years overdue, but still something to cheer. The housing thing could be interesting. It’s WoW and the lore hasn’t mattered since the space goats crash, so going back in time is just fine. Instant 90 character? Meh, whatever. The rest is just more of the same, which is what expansions do.
What I’m finding most interesting however is how negative the general response has been to the announcement. I must be losing it…