I can't speak for any of those games in your article because I haven't played them although if you read the article it talks about how WoW went through redesign just fine.
Wow wasn't really in the toilet though; it was just that the starting areas were getting a bit stale. The overhaul wasn't because there were terrible things broken with the game, it was to freshen and modernize the experience to be more welcoming to new players as the level caps continued to go up and new technologies such as phasing were introduced. XIV's redesign is because it was horribly broken.
Now I'm not arguing in one direction or the other - I've heard good things about what's been done so far so I'm not going to give an opinion here - but the spirit of the article really hits home for a lot of folks. XIV already had the stigma of XI to overcome, and now it's got the stigma of... itself to overcome.
Yoshi-P needs to hit it out of the ball park to shut articles like that up.