Aug 2nd 2007 9:26AM Any taunt option a warrior has already fits this description, which I've always found ridiculous. Taunt could certainly be overpowered if its full PVE effect was allowed, but at least force the target to switch their target to you (sort of the reverse of PVP feign death).
Jun 22nd 2007 1:50PM Counterfeiting is not an applicable comparison. It is not possible to conjure gold out of thin air.
What WoW has going for it is that it is a 100% closed economy. There is no way for new money to be introduced to the game -- this doesn't depend on whether you buy the gold on eBay or not -- all gold that can be had in the game is from playing the game and involving oneself in the game's economy. Consequently, that 1000g that someone bought on the internet is not a new influx of gold to the server, but rather it is your money that you just bought something off of the AH with.
In my opinion, it probably screws with the economy more for Blizzard to shut down these accounts and delete the gold than for the gold to be sold online. When Blizzard steps into a closed economy and decrease the amount of currency being traded, we now have deflation. That just means it's going to take you longer to get that epic mount.