At last! Something we can agree on!
Yes, the experience and true feel of Vanilla in the case of the War Effort is to make it last 4-6 weeks.
There were some servers that got it done earlier than 4 weeks, but honestly, those were very rare 15 years ago.
Servers opening the gates in a week or two completely negates the experience and essentially makes the ENTIRE experiment of classic pointless.
So far Blizzard has done an adequate (not good, but adequate) job of recreating Vanilla.
Failing to put in SOME gating or change to recreate the experience and spirit of the opening of the gates is a major failing on their part.
However, if they are planning on changing anything, I don’t expect them to tell us until that Tuesday.