I loved vanilla, it was fantastic a fair bit of that stemmed from it being my first MMO but I really enjoyed it, every new quest, every new zone, every new dungeon felt like an adventure. Unfortunately I was as noob as they come and one day in vent I was getting quite frustrated at my constant 1000ms, I had bad internet but not that bad. Then someone in vent said "Well you're in Europe? Playing on the NA servers? Ofc you are going to lag" I then found out I had been playing on the NA servers and had the NA game, I thought WoW was just one big server.......
I then went on to TBC which I loved, I thought it was an awesome expansion and my only complaint was when they nerfed all raid content which in hindsight wasnt a bad idea, the expansion was coming to a close and it was nice for other players to get a chance to see the content without shivering every sunwell raid night.
Then Wrath came along which I did enjoy but really it wasn't the expansion, it was more the fun of just raiding with good friends and doing PvP with good friends, if it wasn't for that I personally found the expansion not to my taste.
Then the Cataclysm came and I tried to like it but I personally found it was just a terrible expansion and then I quit.
A rather kind friend bought me MoP and convinced me to play, I figured I would just rush to 90 get levelling out the way so I could enjoy the game but to my surprise its the slowest I have ever levelled, I am finding my self reading every quest and actually investing in the story line.
And I have never been happier to be able to play the game on ultra, the new continent is absolutely beautiful and I am finding my self exploring again something I had not really done since vanilla, and exploring actually feels like an adventure again.
I found myself trailing of the track to find a seemingly hidden river and across from it, a remote hut which upon inspection had a grey book just lying there which sells for 10g, I'll admit 10g is not exactly much but I love finding little easter eggs like this.
And I found myself on top of a large cliff, over looking a large dark forest. I saw a panderian sat there and spoke to him who told of all who come here the forest just holds sadness, I noticed a rope next to him and started lowering myself down and with the sudden change in atmosphere I actually felt like I was on a small adventure, I felt like I was in Jurassic Park and velociraptors were going to be down there.
The quest areas are awesome, I am not only finding them fun but loving the theme and atmosphere. The same goes for the dungeons as well I really love the designs and the attention to detail.
Excuse my rant its just been so long since I have enjoyed this game and it really feels like Blizzard have really well made this expansion.
Don't get me wrong though I know it has its flaws like PvP balance and bots but for the moment I am really loving this game.