Rocky, do you have any idea the level of interface modification I would have to do in order to make this work? I do - because when I came to WoW from FFXI this was my very first question:
"Can I use a controller?"
"Can I use a controller?"
You're confusing gamepad and controller.
These are gamepads.
How is it superior to my Razer Naga? My original point still stands that I purchased a device that allows me to keep pretty much every action on my right hand, and with a few clever tools I, too, can join in group events with success. I shouldn't have to go out and purchase that device and then learn how to use the mouse with my left hand (which probably wouldn't work out any better than it has with the keyboard) just because one guy thinks I'm somehow cheating..... It's ridiculous.
And I didn't mean to come across hostile toward the disabled. I've grown up with a disabled father, so I by no means under-appreciate your dedication to gaming. But there are types of hardware that can be purchased that will allow you to play most of the game on your right hand. In the most recant Sanctum episode on gamebraker tv, IRLJasmine showed off her mouse. I think it had around 10 or so buttons on it... devices like this in combination with the in game keybinding and the software provided for the mouse can move most of the functions you need down to your right hand.
But you are doing exactly that - you come across as very hostile and close-minded. I'm sorry that other people are better gamers because they don't artificially inflate the difficulty of the game by ignoring tools that will make their lives easier. I get that you have a personal grudge against poor players, but you are deliberately deflecting the blame onto the tool instead of keeping it where it belongs: with the guy misusing it.
Every example you have given of how the tool damages gameplay has been explained by someone's personal actions independent of the tool. You still haven't made a good argument for why accessibility should be limited to 1 interface design and nothing else - except that you want to exclude people who can't manipulate the given interface. Listen to yourself - You complain that people are poor players because they are using a tool that by your own testimony makes the game easy mode. Almost all your statements have thus far contradicted each other and I don't even know WHAT your point is now.
Besides that, How is using an interface add on in the game any different than using an add on interface through software for a mouse? The things you suggest aren't what the developers had in mind either, but are just as invasive by your own definitions. Whether it's a tool on the screen in the game or a tool though windows - it accomplishes the same thing: It changes the way I interact with the game and overrides the developer's original design. I don't understand why one is ok and the other isn't.
I hope in a couple years when you have matured a bit you come across this thread again. You might have changed your mind about things. Frankly, you just seem silly to me.