You can't fool me. There are no druid forums. I suppose if I got drunk enough to be admitted I could hang out in the bored druid thread though.
As for housing, I spent a lot of my Skyrim time on and in the houses. And once I had them all I started to lose interest in the game. I was all about the houses. And had I been able to actually do custom stuff with them I'd have played a lot longer.
Doesn't seem like it would take a lot of development time to give WoW players housing if they can give us the farm, which was my original point. Personally, I would stay subbed a lot longer if there was house customizing to do. Especially if you could use it to work toward useful stuff, like growing food as they've already given us, maybe creating/developing/growing other mats, etc. I actually think one of the brilliant things about the farm and the pokemon thing (haven't done anything with that yet, is it fun?) is that it gives people something to do besides the same old same old at max level. A lot of people are burnt out on the standard gear grind but have invested in their characters and loved this world for many years. Give them a fun gold/time sink, especially something that makes their beloved characters feel more powerful or, you know, cooler
in some way, and they will hang around longer. Or at least some will. I know not everyone would care about it but appealing to a wide range of interests can only be a good thing.
I seem to recall seeing that one reason they're against it is that they don't want people spending all their time in houses/guild halls because then the cities would feel empty, but I think you could let people have mailboxes, storage, and profession stations and still have plenty of travel to the cities for auctions, trainers, transmog guys, etc.
Plus a new carpentry profession, making furniture...