Taking a large view on playing WoW, ultimately the game is pointless... you level up to the level cap, you grind rep, you grind honor, and just when you have the equipment / recipes you need the level cap jumps up and all these things you have been working so long for become obsolete and you need tostart almost all over again... new factions, new dungeoons, but the same scenario.. grind.
People grind for ages to get a recipe instead of buying it and 5 months later there is no point to the recipe, and they are grinding for a new one.
Im not saying i have a solution for this, aside from quitting :D . and im not saying that WoW isnt a fun game, it can just be disheartening especially when there is an expansion on the horizon. I unnderstand that mmorpgs are a business and they need to be updated to keep people playing, but looking at an earlier game like Ultima Online... the skill points system as opposed to a lvl system still has a stroner appeal to me, although i think levels are the expected standard nowadays
Azareal x x
P.S. Okay to clarify a few things, i play, i like WoW. I dont find it a grind, in general, mainly because i dont have the time to find it a grind.. but, even though it is not as much a grind as it used to be.. there are still aspects there.