I have been finding myself having to put more and more people on the ignore list, for this one very reason. If at any moment you say one of these phrases: “I think x would be a good change” “I like y about retail” or dare I say “I think retail is better”, than you will be bombarded by everyone to either go play retail, or the token phrase “welcome to classic”. As a community, while you may not want change, we shouldn’t try to get people to quit playing classic just because they have different opinions. This is bullying, this is telling someone they can’t enjoy what you enjoy, this is toxic.
If you want people to enjoy the game, if you want to have a strong community, than please, don’t put people off of the game just for having an opinion, Blizzard isn’t likely to change anything as is, people who like things about retail can still enjoy this game, and the idea that this game is perfect is false. Do not act like your opinion is superior to others, otherwise this game wont have nearly as many players as it currently does.
Even now I’m seeing people quit this game, whether they just wanted to try classic, or if they’re like me and can’t stand this oppressive community, people want to enjoy this game, and not be assaulted in chat for liking something different. I would assume most of us are adults, so please, act like one. This is no longer 2004, it’s 2019. You have physically grown, now mentally grow. Be accepting of others, not discouraging things outside the norm.