I don't know where to start on theis topic. There are two play types in World of Warcraft. Player versus Player, and Player Versus Environment. One is killing a player controlled character, the other is killing a computer controlled character. I hate it when people do the wrong thing on wrong servers.
I play on Lightninghoof server, a north american RP PVP realm. That means that Roleplaying and Player versus Player combat are the focus points of that server's play. With me so far? When I fly through any contested territory, all I hear is griping about getting ganked and killed by other players. I'm sorry, but you are in a contested area, as in, it is in contest between the two warring nations, the horde, and the alliance. It is on a PvP realm, which focuses on killing other players.
Now, i didn't just put the bold lettering in there because it looks pretty. lets piece the words together. Contested, warring, killing, other players. Where do people get confused. You are supposed to die. How fun would WoW be if you didn't die.
I used to play on Bronzebeard Realm. That's a normal server. It is designed to have a balance of PvP and PvE. If you don't want to fight other players as much, GO THERE.
People always whine "I'm only here because my friend rolled a character here" If you don't like it, and you aren't willing to leave, just shut your trap and make the game a little more enjoyable for the rest of us.