The exploit got their attention because it altered the results of a world first race. That doesn’t make it any less of an exploit at any other time. Also, they still have world first races. In case you missed the big announcement:
If there’s no race for world firsts in classic, then why was there streams and events dedicated to world first L60, and world first Classic MC when classic launched? Why did blizzard have a CM make a post here on the forums stating who won the race for first BWL clear? It sure seems like world first is a thing in classic. Check Warcraft logs, it even has a tab showing which guilds cleared which raids first.
It sounds like you’re the one reading what you want.
Regardless of any witty banter from random community members on the forums, if blizzard removed it then it was likely done to stop exploiting. If you’re getting multiple raid lockouts in a single week, or y happy that you can’t, many would argue that’s evidence of an exploit.
Again. Blizzard removed the ability to cheese a second raid lockout in 1 week because it was an exploit. Regardless of who exploited it or when. They discovered an exploit and patched it out. Case closed.
I’m OK with it not being very Classic to you. You’re not in charge of anything at Blizzard, so your opinion has zero bearing on what is and isn’t Classic. I can’t believe anyone would want Blizzard to waste any time or resources on a niche issue like this when there are so many other productive uses of their time. It really feels like you’re just constantly posting to be posting. I have yet to see a compelling argument from you. You’re just blindly shouting, “Authenticity!” without any regard to its implications. As I already pointed out, Blizzard was up front about their intention to make the game as authentic as possible with the caveat that they would make changes as needed to prevent cheats.