This is an interesting read. H, this sums up pretty well what I was trying to say in chat the other night about how SL doesn't really fit my playstyle. I don't think it's a bad expansion, and quite possibly I'm in the minority but I do feel a bit left behind by Shadowlands. I don't want to be forced into things I don't want to do so that I'm able to do the things I do want to do. I've always despised the M+ system, especially with pugs (although I'd do it with guild but that's not always easy based on schedules), and I don't like PvP, so right there that locks me out of at least two thirds of the Great Vault. M+ was tolerable when I could ignore it. But now I need to do at least M0 to even queue for LFR which is beyond stupid even though I also hate LFR. I know a lot of people like M+, and that's fine. I'm not one of them and I don't like being forced into it just because everyone else likes it. I haven't even set foot in a Normal dungeon much less Mythic.
Torghast is fun but will grow old quick with no real carrot for me other than the eventual satisfaction of soloing Layer 8 and Twisting Corridors, but I won't be able to do that without gear from other places. Callings reward vendor trash. WQs take longer for less payout. And there's waaaaaay too much going on for a fresh 60 to even know what to do first or where I will get the most bang for my buck.
Like this guy points out, WoW is supposed to be mulitplayer. I get it. But I think it's gone too far away from being able to at least make satisfying progress as a predominantly solo player. I love playing with all of you, but pugs are too often too toxic an environment for my tastes, and while I know it's Blizzard's game I also don't like it when they dictate to me how I should be playing it. Which is what it feels like now.
Anyway, my subscription is good until March and I haven't (yet) cancelled it. We'll see what happens I guess. I want to like SL, I really do. But right now the motivation to play isn't very high, because it just looks like too much of a mountain to climb for me for no reason other than because it's there.