Sep 10th 2009 4:15PM EVE runs differently then wow on many many levels, having played both i would say the real reason you don't see a lot of complaining when CCP pushes back a patch is because the people that complain in EVE get killed off by other players.
in EVE if someone steals your stuff or attacks you for no reason or runs a confidence racket or griefs you out of the game the CCP response will be "working as intended". you don't get hordes of casual alliance players mobbing horde in Dalaran to beat them up and steal their drops off their world first hard mode kill. That would be business as usual in EVE.
the wow community on a whole is different from the EVE one.