I’m going to say some of my opinions which people might not like so I’m just going to tuck it under a read more for their convenience.
No, MoP wasn’t sitting in a garrison, instead we sat in a farm getting free resources all day, most of which could only be used for cooking. Where we were treated as an extra farmhand rather than heroes, and had to do dailies to try and get the villagers there to like us like we were playing Animal Crossing. At least the garrison feels more military related and not like we’re growing fucking veggies in a crisis situation (”what’s that? Garrosh blew up the Vale? Better tend to my cucumbers! Or this plant that gives me free ore for some reason!”)
Who sat in the farm all day? You could only harvest/plant once a day. There was one, maybe two NPCs, and the nearest mailbox was in halfhill. Plus you know there was the whole matter of never having to touch the farm at all at 90.