I've noticed a growing sense of dissatisfaction and unhappiness circulating amongst my peers recently, depressing sentiments that, with every passing day, are becoming more and more widespread. People are crying out that their beloved world is dead, that the end is nigh. And though these voices were initially sparse and easy to disregard, their numbers are steadily increasing in size and volume.
To someone who is perfectly content with his little niche on Azeroth, these cries of doom and gloom are unwanted, unneeded, and let's be honest, kind of annoying. I just want to putter around Orgrimmar and hang out with my guildmates! I don't want to be constantly assaulted with declarations that impending doom is hanging over our heads, and that we are fools for not realizing this threat. I mean, feel free to believe whatever you want to think - just don't batter me over the head with it!
Adding to the chaos and confusion is the rise of a big new player on the scene. I guess people of all types who aren't happy with the current state of affairs are abandoning everything they knew and loved to flock to this sexy new power.
Now, I can understand the appeal. I mean, the new guy seems to be a breath of fresh air, and apparently has all the answers to everything you've been unhappy about. I imagine it'd be hard to resist the appeal.
At the same time, keep in mind that you're leaving behind a culture that's well-established and solidly cemented for something that is completely new, relatively unknown and unpredictable. I've seen too many newcomers spring onto the scene, full of blood and thunder, ready to conquer the world...and oh look, by now they've all faded away into obscurity.
Come back and see me in a year's time, and maybe then I'll believe your guy is a legitimate option.
Personally, I think it's an impulse move, and that after your brief fling with Mr. Up-and-Comer, we'll still be here, going strong. But on this, perhaps we can agree to disagree.
In any case, if you leave for what you interpret as greener pastures, I'm fine with that. It's your life! Sure, I'll be disappointed to see you go, but I certainly won't stand in your way if you're unhappy here. I'm also more than willing to listen to why you're sad/mad/not so rad. Hell, chances are I'll agree with many of your points.
But please, don't tell me that I'm wrong and get hung up on what you've left behind. Just go. Just pack your things and leave. Don't harangue me that I'm foolish for not coming too, that I simply need to try the Kezan Kool-Aid to be shown the error of my ways. Just because you're disgruntled with leadership and the direction they seem to be taking doesn't mean that I share your opinion!
I respected your individuality and freedom by not imposing my disagreeing outlook upon you when you left; all I ask is that you return the favor.
And really, have some dignity! If you do leave us, don't obsess and fixate on the past like some bitter ex. There's nothing more sad and/or pathetic than someone who can't let go and move on! You don't want to be a Jaded Jaina, do you?
If you're happy with your new master, hey, that's cool. Really, I'm happy for you, I am! Now why don't you constantly tell everyone how much better your new world is, compared to your old one? I'm sure that won't be annoying at all.
Is our world perfect? No. Of course not. There's always some new dilemma, some new catastrophic SLAP IN THE FACE that gets us all riled up. And our leaders aren't perfect. They make mistakes, and yeah, sometimes we grow disillusioned with them and wonder just what the hell they're doing and why they aren't listening to us.
And you know what? You're totally entitled to be unhappy with how things are, and if you don't believe that things will improve, that's fine too. I'll respect your opinion. And if you want to go explore other options, that's also okay. Just don't yell in my face that the world is doomed and that everything sucks now. First of all, I completely disagree, and second, I find such statements insulting, as they seem to imply that your opinion is somehow more legitimate or valid than anyone else's.
"I think this, therefore it's true." Nope! I don't like turnips; that doesn't mean they suck! It's simply just my opinion, and nothing more.
In conclusion, I wish you the best of luck if you choose to leave. We can still be friends, even if we no longer share a common lifestyle! I'd be happy to hear about the cool new things your new friends are doing, so long as you don't try to sneeringly lord them over me like you're on the winning team now. Be happy with your life and let me happy in mine, and we'll be cool.
Besides, I hear those Twilight Cultist robes are very silky and soft. And I'm sure Cho'gall is a nice guy, once you get to know (both of) him.
...what? What did you think I was talking about?