I think it's a good way to save money, lol. Stay in, drink tea, play WoW. If you know enough people it can be chatty. One of my characters is in a guild with a Trek name now, a few of them seem to be fairly Trek familiar. Joined it because the guild name suits my character some what.
I haven't played any other mmo's past trial versions. Really thought I'd give SW:TOR a go but haven't managed to yet. Was completely underwhelmed by Star Trek Online. At the end of the day I've been in Azeroth since BC and there's a certain investment in the lore and the races that means something past any complaints I might have about nerf this or nerf that.