I think people generally agree that WoD sucked because it had a LACK of content, but that the content it DID have was pretty solid (barring mixed opinions on mission tables if you count that as content).
Whereas BfA has a LOT of content but lots of people don’t enjoy most of it. Warfronts? Garbage. Islands? Garbage. Dungeons? Designed for MDI therefore Garbage. Raids? Meh. World Quests? WAAAH TIMEGATING (as if dailies weren’t time gated before World Quests).
My PERSONAL opinion is that BfA is far superior to WoD.
Do Warfronts and Islands suck? Yeah 100%, but they’re also totally optional so I can’t really count that against the xpack. And Warfronts are a solid idea. Maybe Heroics will be better? Are those available yet?
But the dungeons? They’re totally fine. People are annoyed because they have to kill some trash and because things like dispels/purges/interrupts/occasionally kiting actually matter more than they did in Legion, as if making the run more involved is somehow a bad thing catering to eSports. It’s not. It’s good. As far as Mythic+ is concerned, it’s ALWAYS been mostly about the Trash barring a couple specific bosses out of dozens. People shouldn’t be surprised that it’s still leaning heavily in that direction.
The raids? I haven’t liked the environments, but the encounters themselves are at the very least on par with what Blizzard usually puts out. Uldir was standard fare for an entry raid, BoD was solid in general then had really cool fights in Mekkatorque and Jaina, CoS was interesting for both bosses.
World Quests? Well, I have my complaints about the way they’ve replaced proper Daily Hubs since Legion, but 8.2 pulls off a good mix, and as far as time gating is concerned, it’s a pointless argument. Dailies are time gated by definition. It’s standard for rep grinds to be gated. People are just for some reason more aware about it happening lately, as if it’s somehow offensive.
And the big one? Class Design.
My opinion on that one is just that people are aware that BfA is worse than Legion because most things didn’t change and they just lost their ‘Legiondaries’ and Artifact Abilities as baseline things. Because of that, people think Class Design sucks, even if they fully enjoyed the same specs in Legion, which IMO is just silly. Yes, you lost a button if it’s not the best talent. But the design is more or less the same. It plays the same in most cases.
And I think most people like Legion’s class design more than WoD, so people ranting about Class Design being worse than then really feel like they’re just looking for reasons to be mad about [current xpack] to me.
I mean, WoD had Arms Warriors literally using Whirlwind as single target filler. What the hell?