This is just how blizz does things. They know classic probably wont do that well, so rather then get peoples hopes up and let them down in the future, they say they are focused on one thing at a time. But wont rule it out later on.
I'd love to be able to play WotLK again, it's my favorite expansion! 🤞🏽
I would be VERY happy for a WotLK server. I hope to god this happens.
I haven't played for years, and me and the husband are looking to return for classic (he's never played before and I'm not subscribed... make 2 more subscriptions only due to classic) since that is where I started, but I would love a TBC server. TBC was the first time they really tried hard to balance all of the classes. I remember in classic that you basically had warriors, priests and mages... everything else was not really worth playing as it would never be as good as those three in tank, heal, dps. Sure, there were niches and buffs that came with the other classes, but they were just not balanced as well. WotLK is the first time they really attempted to make raiding accessible to everyone (allowing people to see the actual end game they paid to develop). Anything past WotLK is just not worth the effort imho. I also know another person returning just for classic (so that is 3). On a side note, it really has to suck knowing that the work you put into the game for the last decade made the game so messed up people are more willing to return if you just start over. I personally miss talent trees, feeling like leveling mattered and feeling like if you played your class well it actually mattered... it also mattered to be on a server, in a guild and to actually be nice to people... totally different world.
If, and only if, they make BC and WOLK expansions for Classic, I may come back to it.