To be fair, they’ve also listened to Alliance player’s feedback.
There was uproar about the fact that the Alliance was, once again, the reactive faction. Blizzard has made it very clear that 8.1 is designed to remedy that, and we’re certainly seeing the Night Elves show a more savage and violent side to the Alliance, which is a good thing.
I’m also hesitant to see Blizzard’s adding choice to the game as a BAD thing. I mean, yes it’s to the Horde (whose favouritism is arguable from a story perspective, in that, while they do get a lot of narrative focus, it’s not very pleasant narrative focus most of the time… getting hit with the villain stick AGAIN isn’t fun) But… we’re allowing character choice, in some way, to have an impact without disrupting the overall narrative. If this is a precedent going forward then I’m VERY pleased about that.