So recently on this boards there seems to be quite a few people who've come back, are thinking about it, in time for MoP. Funny that, as an expansion it probably has been met initially at least, with the least level of excitement from the people I know, or even on some forums. But as time has drawn near to the release, more and more people seem to be taking the return flight, just as I did. So I thought perhaps I'd throw my own coming back motives and see if other people agree/disagree with them and what theirs are, this being the internetsssss and all that.
For me, Cata was a mess, a horrible mess. There was little I liked at the beginning, and much I didn't like. Instances were excessively long, some incredibly un-inspired (SFK, DM go die) and weekly patches didn't win any friends for me either. It didn't affect my main much, a pala tank, but my healers hated it and I suffered for that horribly, complains, emo, ragequits ... the lot. Ok, I wasn't by far in a top-tier guild, but I had raided with some of that people in the past and things just didn't work out. Portals or not, travel times in Cata have been a pain, a reason perhaps for the many tabards, or items that have popped out/were developed during the expansion. Finally, people suck at CC, and you just can't do anything about that I guess with the current system. In TBC or Wotlk, you'd better be good at what you did, or you'd never make it to friends lists -> Less dungeon runs.
MoP comes out and it looks like some of those concerns have been taken care of. And then some. The new talent system is pure win IMO, no more crappy talents which no-one choses anyway, mostly interesting choices all-round. Challenge modes look incredibly fun and rewarding, giving players of almost all gear levels (but not skill, oh no) the chance to get into some PvE competition. Other features for instance are Pokemon, I’m not sold on Pokemon but some people will like that I guess, the need to walk not fly in Pandaria until level 90 (yeah, I think it’s a solid idea), and changing archeology around a bit seems like a good idea too, less whining = good.
That’s my list, What’s yours then? Why are you coming back, like we all do?