My willingness to pay for a trash game ended about then; with brief re-subs until RoR hit, never dropped a dime after RoR. My willingness to play at all ended with wilder more, and my willingness to test on BR ended with HD
It rather depends when one joined I think. If you were used to SOA MOM time frame that game REALLY went down hill in subsequent years. If you joined SOM it could only improve(not like it can get worse unless you HD it), same for enedwaith and HD. ROI was a mixed bag for some but, was probably the last time any type of quality work was put into it. That and the stat cap removal hadn't reached it's full potential so earlier content was still viableOnce later xpacs and the bigger and bigger stat #s the game world became ALOT smaller and more segregated at any given level.(and oddly enough as the band narrowed one would think balancing would become easier, apparently not for Turbine.) And ROR was rather Bleh. The game has steadily devolved since in terms of content, polish, balance, technical upkeep, and CS. In fact I don't think the game has even managed to tread water in any area of gaming or support since ROI, I can't think of an area anyway. If you joined when the bar was particularly low your tolerance might be higher.