On 16 Jan, the new WoW expansion comes out. Who is going to be hitting their local shops and doing the rush for a copy?
Me, I preordered it, but pretty much quit WoW. Having played since it was released, I have a number of characters strewn about servers. I quit for a bit a couple months ago because of school, came back, my raid guild was gone, and pretty much all the people on my friends list were gone or ebayed.
Without RL friends, WoW is boring after you get more than 1-2 chars to 60, then into MC, OL, BWL, AQ40 then Naxx. I have two disc priests, two resto druids (one for each faction), and the usual response to a request looking for a group these days is (and I'm trying to quote the grammar style as well) "wtf a group need healers for? they suk in DPS." 
After a bit of that, I decided to do the right and reasonable thing. Cancel my WoW subscription, but keeping the account so if real life friends decide to play again, I can pick up  later on with them. I then joined a sizable number of people who like MMOs but were burned out with WoW, and went to EQ2.
EQ2 is more like EQ2.5. It had some notorius issues which drove away players when it launched (a couple weeks after WoW did), but SOE managed to improve the game to the point where it is on the same playability level as WoW.
EQ2 is more graphics card intensive than WoW, has limited PvP (except on the PvP servers which I've not tried, and I've heard its pretty brutal over there), and doesn't have the throngs of people that WoW does, but the population it has is at least miminally competant when it comes to groups and raids, and people are more than willing to help out with getting quests completed. Higher levels can "mentor" lower levels basically changing their effective level to a lower level so everyone gets exp. Miss a raid quest at level 21? Grab one person in that level range, a bunch of others, mentor down, and finish it.
: There are a number of adults in WoW, but it seems that a good number of the population is of a young age with little mastery of English grammar or politeness.
: There is a meme in WoW where if someone states they are quitting, the first thing to reply is, "can I have your stuff?"