I feel like rebuilding the Horde at this point is going to be difficult. It’s not hard to see why the developers have a hard time figuring out the Horde’s identity, when it’s got about eight or nine of them.
I think the issue with rebuilding at this point, is that it’s going to be increasingly difficult to hand-wave some of the racial composition of the Horde.
Belves and Forsaken never really made a lot of sense in the Horde, but one can argue they diversified it. Goblins were a natural fit. Pandaren weren’t a bad fit and probably serve better as the voice of reason in the Horde than the Tauren do, if the Pandaren were allowed to do anything.
Nightborne joining the Horde finally gave the belves an ally they could depend upon and be close to, in a faction that otherwise never made much sense for them to join. Highmountain Tauren and Mag’har both fit in fine.
It’s the Zandalari that have become a bit of a sticking point, I think.
The Zandalari feel like a perfect fit for the Horde until you realize they are a civilization with more history and power than the Horde ever had. The resources of their island are vast, and the favor of Loa makes them quite powerful. By all accounts the Zandalari should be leading the Horde.
Except you’ve got belves and Pandaren who have been in the Horde much longer, and who have some pretty bad history with the Zandalari. How these three races don’t have more racial tensions is mind-boggling.