Fully agree with the AV complaint.
As for the Horde Q’s, this is a result of 75% or more of the PvP oriented player base choosing Horde for their faction.
The Q’s were early on OK, for horde, but as the PVE oriented alliance players got the gear they were after the number of participating alliance players plummeted.
I warned the players early on, back in Sep and even in early Dec before the BG’s went live and was told I was wrong.
Well here we are, and it’s not going to get better in AV, only worse because the BG is both the boring version as you mentioned and the fact that alliance players are typically Gear driven rather than game play and PvP driven.
Blizzard should have before this whole game went live required the players take some kinda survey and then assign player groups (of friends) to a certain number of optional servers so that local server balance was carefully managed.
Furthermore they should have also blended the PvE and PvP oriented player base some how rather than letting them faction split.
To top this all off the BG’s should have also been Local server only; CRBG is cancer to the game.