If you aren't a 24/7 gamer, you arent going to be the one with the amazing gear, or a whole lot of gold
I agree 100% that WoW has lost it's glory (although 3 million plus copies of Cata sold within the first 24 hours begs to differ). I personally went and got my money back on my CATA reserves the day after it went live. The Gamestop rep simply said "uh oh, we have another one"...referring to the many others that had apparently gotten their money back. He said they had 9 CEs behind the counter from people getting refunds...two of those were mine. Anyway, as for the quote, I feel WoW has become the exact opposite.
I logged in the day after Cata went live to try and finish up selling all the card decks that I aquired upon completing the "Insane in the Membrane" achievement just 1 week before Cata, and within 24 hours of the game launching on Area 52, every other toon I ran into was already 85. Also, while checking the AH, there were already greens and blues being sold for 25k plus gold that blew the stats off of the ICC heroic gear. I found it rediculous that within 24 hours of CATA launching that all the work so many people had put into the game via raiding over the past year trying to get the best gear had simply been undone.
I also find it kind of sad that what, 4 or 5 guilds (probably more by now), Paragon being at the top of the pack of course, are already through all the normal mode end game bosses....they're probably almost done with the heroic versions as well by now but I haven't checked back to see. My point is, WoW lost it's glory because Blizzard watered it down to the point it has nearly drowned. I personally needed a change of scenery and from what I've seen with the first closed BETA, Rift has what I'm looking for.
I played WoW from the week that it launched and it was just time for me to move on. To all those who still find it challening and fun, more power to you and you should keep playing it until it loses its appeal like it did for me.
To all those heading to RIFT.....I'll see you there!