I remember it well, back in 2014. The hype about the new expansion was intense. Garrisons are cool! New zones are beautiful! Blizzard has knocked it out of the park! That lasted about two weeks before people started complaining.
I’m not defending Warlords… people complained because there was a lot to complain about. It is possible that Legion is simply much better.
I am wondering, though. In a couple of weeks, when players have finished many or all of the artifact quests and leveled through the new zones… will Legion get the same treatment as WoD did? Is this an inevitability in the current era of gaming, where people burn through content in a week or two and then get bored and move on?