Well your story was lame but that wasn't what bothered me, it was just the dumb shit you were saying that made me wanna post.
I'm hardly a hardcore MMO player, I never had time for the hardcore games because y'know, a life n' all but, I do have some experience in MMO's outside of WoW and I was atleast aware of just how many hours some guys put into certain games because thats what you needed to do...
Just don't talk shit about a whole scene of gaming when you obviously don't know anything.
I never once generalised the entire genre of MMO's, from my own experiences of having played MMOs, the players on servers in the EU such as Magtheridon and Frostmane which I probably spent upwards of 40 hours a week on with whatever spare time I had from work were significantly more casual than myself, I never brought up any single other MMO, and you're being overly-eager to jump on a single sentence. The fact that you admittedly said that you haven't played WoW because "y'know, a life n' all" just backs up my point further, you haven't got a damn clue and you're a casual in yourself.
I honest to god do not see what you're getting at, you're picking holes at an opinion on a game you've never played enough of in the first place. I'm sure that there ARE and have been MMOs in the past which have required a staggering amount of work, but this is a tale about WoW, not EQ.