I was going to rebutt you, JT, but... no. That's pretty accurate.
I used to be part of the Dramatis Personae a while back. (I guess I still am.) While it was incredibly fun and all, we did have to kind of follow the flow of whatever Blizzard wrote out. Which basically meant doing the normal quests, but in much more imaginative ways. For example, I had a gnome warlock once. This warlock was very secretive and always kept his summoned demons cloaked as normal pets. Even when he joined a group who wanted to restore Gnomeregan to its former glory, he kept his warlock powers hidden away, claiming he was a "fire mage". ... you have no idea how difficult it is to effectively do Vanilla Gnomeregan with a fire-only Warlock. But I digress.
It really is a lot of fun, but honestly, there's several things I wish Blizzard would do to encourage roleplaying. Like allowing people to join the Argent Dawn officially, or making more unique greens to disguise weapons as. (That Blood Elf sword you get early on is sadly a White, so it can't be used for transmogrification purposes... which sucks, since my Blood Elf Paladin's sword is "a family heirloom".) Little things like that would make roleplaying all the more interesting... but I guess would also lead to people complaining more. I dunno...
On the topic of the comic, that's abusing the system
, Giz! You must have had a super-cool GM answer though. When I filed an "I accidentally sold/destroying this" report one time, the very polite and very friendly GM just kind of went, "Sorry, I can't restore items you've done away with. Nice try, though!