So majority of the community will be going into classic at launch and it will make the grind and fight for resources we all remember that much harder.
I don’t think there will be a need for layering by the time phase 2 comes out in starting areas, but if you think the need pops up then phasing just until a character gets to level 20. This will increase, not guarantee their quest mobs and will reduce people taking advantage of it if its not pushed for later levels. As for later levels, if the server is really populated, they should have channels and keep the rules of layering with channel switching.
i don’t actively RP, but if it’s hard starting a new toon because of player volume, it fits with your status in the world.
I start ‘Skyrim’ on legendary (once i’m at Riverwood) for the same reason.
the smaller/ more insignificant you feel at the start of your adventure, the more triumphant your accomplishments as you reflect back on your journey.
You do realize there is likely going to be tens of thousands per server right? Actiblizz is banking on over 80% leaving within a few weeks because they don’t want to use a separate subscription and they want to use as few servers as possible so they are using Layering to stuff them well beyond capacity.