These thoughts pretty much chime with my own about “WoW Classic”. I remember almost giving up due to the grindy nature of the game but I was lucky enough to meet my “band” early on and they kept me going. My account is still active because I’m always interested in the big story arcs but my raiding days are long gone.
However for a lot of people that will end up with the realization that you start WoW Classic at level 1, and that it takes bloody forever (compared with today's WoW leveling speed) to get to level 60. Most of your friends are gone. And that even if you arrive at "putting the band back together", that band now consists of a bunch of grumpy middle-aged men, who aren't willing to take the same shit as 15 years ago.