I have been playing WoW since 9mths previous to the release of The Burning Crusade, here's my observations so far: 1) Levelling is a pleasue and all zones should be fully explored with as many quests as possible completed to help with the reputation grinding owith factions. 2) Normal 5mans are a pleasure, fun, reasonably fast learning curve with some thinking beyond pew pew and AOE. 3) 5 man heroics are nightmare, I would never use more than one person otuside my own guildmates or friends - theya re tough, challenging and unforgiving (akin to shadow labs and shattered halls heroic in TBC). 3a) Heroics require a big chunk of online time, they often feel like raids - LFG tool should be avoided at all costs for heroics, you are likely to burn through several emo-quitters when things go wrong (and they do, often). Players need to be sharp (consistently) and Blizzard should really think about tweaking the difficulty levels of these - right now PUG's are avoided, voice comms is a massive plus and they take too long, I like my WoW dungeons to take less than an hour - I do have a life outside Azeroth thank you. 4) Raids, enough content and variety with a nice difficulty level, should keep most of us entertained until the next content patch. Rep and mats grinding is reasonably balanced and quite good fun, I find the new areas interesting, although Vash'jr has lost it's novelty now. Summary, much better than Wrath and with some tweaking could be the best version ever.