Feb 1st 2009 12:32PM Why don't I play the Horde? Sheesh, there are a myriad of answers that I could give to that...I'll even admit that most of them are half joking and involve how the skin from one Tauren can provide enough clothing for a small family of Gnomes!
But I would have to say the TRUE reason I don't play the Horde is that for all the power and unity they portrey in the game, it is really little more than a facade. Now, I wouldn't know the entire story, as I can admit that the entirety of my personal knowledge comes from a level 39 Troll Priest that I can hardly muster up the drive to touch...but from what I have seen the Horde looks like it is on the brink of a civil war at the moment. With the arrival of Garrosh Hellscream, the out and out betrayal of Putress, and the obvious xenophobia of the Grimtotem tribe (who has been promised Aid from the Lich King, yes? Are we going to have to lay the smack down on Magatha or whatever her name is in Icecrown?) the Horde looks like it's actually in a VERY tentative position...at best.
However if you look at the Alliance, they're finally mobilizing, finally having at least two of the races that have been a serious funk are being mobilized.
The Humans have finally rooted out what is largely the most impressive source of corruption in their kingdom (I don't think I need to mention who that is) and had their rightful king returned to them. Also, I'm even willing to put myself out there as a Varian fanboy to say, HE KICKS ASS! This is no yellow backed coward willing to cow-tow to whatever the Horde wants to do...he is more than willing to take up the reigns of the Alliance as a whole and tell the Horde when and where it's time to get off the easy train.
The Dwarves, while they've always been more than willing to get up and aid the Alliance, if you follow their quests in the Stormpeaks and other places, you'll find that due to the time they spent traveling to Northrend has re-energized them in a way no-one expected. I don't want to put out spoilers, but let's just say that one of the biggest worries that has been consuming our good King Magni has just been lifted from his shoulders. And no, his daughter didn't have an abortion :P.
The Alliance is re-building and getting ready to rise to glory once more, and the Horde's sun is getting ready to set...I don't think they have very much going on for them I'm afraid.