At midnight tonight, I will be playing Mass Effect 3. Midnight cannot possibly come soon enough. If they announce a new editor-in-chief for WoW Insider next week, it's because I've died due to trying to inject Mountain Dew intravenously.
Why are so many people afraid of MoP?
The first reason is the pandaren. Pandaren have always been this extremely goofy race that has been included in the game universe as either gags or Easter eggs for Warcraft III players. I have been pretty solidly against pandaren being included in the game since way back when. I still think they're a really bizarre choice. However, I'm willing to stay optimistic about them -- good game design can make the weirdest things work. Many people are not willing to be so optimistic.