Sep 6th 2009 7:01AM I have mixed feelings about these stat simplification. A big part of me really enjoyed the state WoW was in pre-3.0.2. Where not only were stats strongly defined but raid zones existed where it took serious work, skill and dedication to clear or even walk into. WotLK got rid of the latter but instead introduced hard modes which was an okay compromise. Though now they're looking at getting rid of essentially everything but the base stats.
Eventually enough will be enough and this game will become TOO easy. As it is it's rather boring for myself and many others. The challenges are just about nonexistent.