Preach this louder for the people in the back.
The “social aspect” of WoW, both retail and classic, is DEAD and has been dead for ages. With the exception of guilds, and even then most of the talking is done on Discord, not in the game.
Anti-RDF posters keep going on about “muh social experiences” like they haven’t been reduced to spamming LFG chat for their brief interactions with other people. These “interactions” are so creepy and pathetic that you have to wonder what would happen if they actually went outside and interacted with real human people without a keyboard.
RDF didn’t create lag spikes or toxic behavior, the COMMUNITY did. In the era of greedy players and gatekeeping, Blizzard only enabled this behavior more and more. Now look at all the hoops you need to jump through in Retail to get a basic Mythic+ group, and it’s beginning to spread to classic in GearScore and “Full BiS only for Naxx 10” type posting.
The problems Anti-RDF people bring up are not problems with the Tool, or lack there-of, its community issues that people can only solve if they improve themselves, and it seems that no one wants to do that in this day and age.