Even if the numbers are a few MILLION off, they are still pulling in Casino-like cash flow every month.
And you know what, they deserve it. For all the crap this game gets, the fact remains nothing has been able to top it. I'm not even a huge fan of it's graphical style. But back when I played it, that did not matter because it got so many things right.
I don't really understand the grindfest, too carebear, too hardcore, blah blah complaints. The game is good because it offers a bit of something for anyone depending on what they are looking to get out of it and how much time they want to put in.
I played the vanilla release for a couple years and have taken a year long break or so before having some fun with it again when a new expansion comes out.
I'll probably do the same again...