It’s not really all that much work.
I mean, the meme characters we’ve got now, literally as far as WoW is concerned, came up out of nowhere.
Just set ourselves up for absolute disappointment? Can do.
Who said all of them? Many of these characters already have well established backgrounds that people already know about.
It is simply slotting them in. The only one who might require attention, but she could still work is Leryessa. Most of them, don’t require a full setup story. They’ve been granted story and this is just their progression.
Hamuul Runetotem, Aponi Brightmane, Rimblat Earthshatter, Magatha Grimtotem, then we’ve got those of Highmountain who we’ve yet to see be truly established.
Mayla has received NO lore since joining the Horde, barring her disgust at Baine’s arrest.
They have made attempts at these and failed miserably. Perhaps these races need to be sidelined as well, until we get back to the big characters. I personally wouldn’t veto that decision.
Again though, this sounds like you DON’T want the big ones temporary sidelined for one expansion
The majority of them were quite easily replaced last expansion, when the players were interacting with other characters like Naralex, Modera, Jubeka, Maxwell and others.
So this lark your spewing simply isn’t true and the major characters can and need to be, benched. As Wimbert stated, keep them in their castles for an expansion.