Rubbish. Utter nonsense.
Just who is making this game? I really do think people should examine their heads and consider this fact: it isn’t them.
Why should do what the community wants every time? The game is developed by 'Blizzard Entertainment", not World of Warcraft players.
5k posts is a drop in the ocean, and what’s more it’s entirely misleading as ‘general consensus’ because a very particular type of whiny brat will respond with such fever to such a pathetically trivial issue. Not to mention the people that haunt forums are often very different to the average player.
I absolutely assure that so much that is wrong with the game now is precisely because they listen to what the community wants. Given the fact people have different tastes and are VERY prone to knee-jerk reactions; it explains why the game is tugged in one extreme and back again-- and so much convenience has been added which waters down the entire experience of this being an RPG not a damn collection simulator.
Players are not developers, and as such it is nearly always the case they won’t look at the bigger picture to how changes effect the game down the road.