Thank you for this link to the corrupted blood incident. Not being a WOW player I was not aware of that story and found it very interesting.
I remain not amused by the current event but at least it was interesting reading.
Such world events will not appeal to every player, no. I find them fascinating, though, and enjoy the different and varied reactions they inspire, in my own gameplay and in the community as a whole, too. But then again...I studied history and anthropology in college, so I tend towards such considerations of group dynamics, regardless.