We're also in a particularly dry period where MMOs are concerned. Nothing has really come out in a while, and it's a long while until the next big MMO is going to be released.
FFXIV was the last big one, but my experience IN GAME was that a big portion of that population were drawn in by the FF part, not the MMO part. Many had never played WoW, which is nearly unheard of in MMO launches nowadays.
But even the FF launch is far enough away now that it's feasible that your typical MMO player would be getting bored and looking to poke at old games while they figure out where they want to go next.
Personally, there's not much for me until Wildstar... So IF WoW manages to hold my attention, cool. If not, aight.
There's always TOR to fall back on for me.
Anyways, you all are horrible, @#%^ed up people