Well I've read all the comments (so far) and I agree that sometimes it is frustrating to wait for the special monster to spawn for your quest item, but for some reason I really don't mind the "cartoony" graphics which btw don't seem bad at all to me. I've played some of the other more "realistic" looking mmorpgs like EQ but just couldn't get into them. I guess I'm the simple kind of person who just likes to get right into the game. IMHO I think you can make W0W as simple or as complicated as you wish. I like playing it and I've done so since beta so that settles it with me and the other 7 million players who kick my butt in pvp but that's ok cuz I'll keep on playing and learning. And btw I was able to learn EQ 2 rather quickly but for some reason, I just like the layout of WoW better.