Fabled armor/weapons are likely better itemized than classic is. There will be reason to go after it. KOS will likely last longer than DoF/Classic combined because there are better raids and tougher to get gear that is desirable. Couple that with AA points to grind as well. I voted yes to DoF when I was 30. I just hit 50 a few days ago. I liked that expansion a lot. However I am not that bummed it didn't pass yet. I likely will be bummed if it doesn't pass next round. KoS was probably my favorite. I know many other people that feel that way too. It brought better dungeons and raids to do daily/weekly and like I said AA points. I can see DoF lasting a few months to tide people over. I can see KoS lasting at least 6 months. EoF will likely last a long time too because a lot of people will probably do another alt to see the newer low level zones again. I see people commenting on how the original lasted 11 months before expansion. It was less than that. EQ2 launched 11/04. DoF launched 9/05. Some things to take into consideration. Original was a lot harder to get through than TLE. It had the original combat mechanics and TLE has much easier to acquire gear so much so that raid gear is worse in a lot of cases. Leveling was harder. Soloing was harder. You also are not taking into account that nothing is new. Most of us have been there done that many times and know what to do and where to go. There is nothing to figure out. It makes the pace much faster.