I said it in the other thread:
While I agree that LFD (and cross realm anything, really) has destroyed a lot of the things I love about this game, I would argue that it's not really our game anymore (the people who enjoyed the social aspect of it). The game has moved on from that to be about quick, easy dungeon / raid runs instead of actually interacting with people. I don't think you can take a game that has shifted polarity so much and just shift it back. If we want a more social game again, where there's a real community, I think it'll have to be a completely new game. You can't put the explosion back into the firecracker once it's blown. You just have to get yourself a new firecracker.
I experienced Vanilla WoW, where people knew the other players outside their guild on their server by reputation. You knew that Cydel was the rogue at the head of the greatest guild on the server, and what weapons she used to destroy you in world PvP. You knew that Swifty was that guy in Infamous who was Fury when no one else was Fury, and actually managed to be effective. You knew Ff was the premier feral druid. The first blow to that was cross realm PvP. The second was flying mounts. 3rd was LFD, and I think LFR will be the final nail in the coffin.
Kathy, I said, "I'm lost" though I knew she was sleeping
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America