@KrypticKiller: So just wait for it to go f2p, or just play WoW. Complaining here won't change anything.
Complaining is what the internet is for. :)
However it was mentioned on a Bombcast recently that you probably would not need to buy a retail copy of the game.. So I just thought I would post saying that you do. Yes I went on a bit of a rant but again, it's the internet. Complaining may not change anything but venting frustrations helps calm one's self. Even if it's something as trivial as paying for a game.