Blizzard's promotion for all three expansions for just a cool $20 prior to the holidays lured not only old players back to the fold but also a great deal of people new to the World of Warcraft. It's easy to grab a friend, a relative, or coworker to try the game out with a 10-day trial, but how about dropping pizza money on three expansions' worth of content? It was an easy deal for anyone to get into, especially now that the game has been revised heavily to favor new players.
My sister had tried a 10-day trial back in the day but ended up rolling a mage and not quite getting the hang of it, despite my help. She quit after a couple days. I got her back into the game with this deal, as she and I do not live in the same state anymore and it'd be a nice way to keep up with her. With the low price and easy new questing and class skills, she picked it right back up and rolled a night elf hunter. It was nice to see her enjoying it and to have someone additional to play with.
Have you recently pulled anyone new into the game, or perhaps brought a former player back into playing World of Warcraft? How are they liking it? Is it fun to help someone new along now that the early levels of the game have been so streamlined?