Snoflake, I think you are ready now. Doubting the development of WoW, remembering past expansions, maybe even disliking the now immature and unfriendly community of current World of Warcraft? Yeah, had it too, and had a 3 years lasting break. Well ... up until I .... lemme guess - took an arrow, ah no, wrong game, forgive me.
Up until I .... found an awesome highly populated private Server. And ... you won't believe it: The people are as nice and friendly as they used to be when I played the game. Seems blizzard has some secret brainwashing code inserted into current versions of the game, to turn everyone into a mean immature sociopath.
So yeah, I was able to live quite a long time without World of Warcraft ... but to be honest, I already forgot how fun it was ^^ Yes ... you have to get used to the odd and old rules, but here the usual 'blizzard can never make vanilla servers any more, because they just get boring after a while' - argument does not count. It is for free - it costs you nothing. And letz say you start with classic - until you finished all content in it, it will take at least half a year, if not longer. and if you are finished - advance towards TBC and so on
And even if you think past expansions are crap, you can still use it to find out about the greatness of Catashizzle/Piss of Pandaria. Feel free to pm me if you can't find the server by yourself, since I do not have the intention of advertising in here.