I can only agree. Having tried many MMORPGs, like EVE, DDO, LotRO, Ryzom, Vanguard, Sword of the New World, Guildwars, FFXI and WoW, I cannot explain in short why WoW is so immensely popular and the other games are not. (See the mmorpg tag in my LJ for some articles I wrote about it) Some of these games have elaborate crafting systems, others have nice instances, I have seen good systems for group play, and new ways to tackle the grind and make the game more interesting. All I can say is, whereas most of the games I've tried only have one of these advantages, WoW has them all. And let's not forget the UI. Blizzard is making an effort to let their subrscibers feel that their monthly fee is put to use; every patch brings an improvement to the game. I am not a WoW-fanatic, I will never say it's the best game ever. You just can't argue with the numbers. It IS the most popular MMORPG at the moment. For a reason.