SL is the worst expansion and gearing ever in history. Comparing it to WoD which had infinitely better Class design, no systems and simple easy gearing is like comparing jet plane to a car with square wheels. There is no comparison SL is the worst WoD was the best.
You could just PvP all day and be full geared in a week. We had Ashran which rewarded Conquest items for killing the Boss and a chance at BiS trinkets (as well as massive honor.) The best gear came from PvP and it rained BiS gear. So you could make Alts and just PvP and BiS gear them. Which allowed everyone to just PvP all day everyday since they were quickly geared through PvP.
Furthermore there was actually every stat option none of this stuck with no options at the PvP vendor where you can’t gear how you want. The current vendors are trash and the gear they offer sucks.
Imagine a time where you just PvP and a socketed BiS item can just drop from a BG in Ashran. Compared to now where you have a bunch of crappy ranks on gear, that requires rating and honor, that isn’t stat optimized, that you then have to grind out Rep and another resource to socket.
SL is the worst and the Devs should be fired for a lack of vision on how to make a great game.