I can see how you perceive the situation as a middle finger, but from this side it pales in comparison to the bent-over, elbow-deep, fisting the PVP community have been getting for some time now. There’s quite a few issues with this game, no doubt, but the things you’re listing seem like minor inconveniences at best.
I levelled two characters in BFA, and even kicked around at cap with WM Off before I decided to try it and I only changed because I became aware of the Conquest Point gain with it on. My next two chars I ran with WM on as I levelled but it still took a couple of days to cap.
The XP gain advantage is a red herring. Go turn it on and see how well you get on, especially with everyone flying around now. Maybe you’ll be lucky and never meet anyone. Maybe not. WM is utter chaos. It’s anything goes, at any time. However if you’re not actually looking for it you can also find that it has long spells of inactivity. And that’s true chaos. You forget it’s on. You start daydreaming, checking out the daisies on the side of the road or the nice skin on that Zanda female dancer and then BAM THERES 5 GUYS KILLING EVERYTHING AROUND YOU AMG WTF GWAN ON?! MY PET!!! MY HEALTH!!! ARGGGGGGGGGGG YOU EFFIN *******S…
But you have to like that kind of style and the benefits WM offers are there to encourage people who sit on the fence when it comes to that. Now there is no PVP/PVE server-wide setting, only the hardcore pvpers would kick around without some kind of incentive to do so. No incentive would essentially mean very little WPVP.
Bottom line though is - you haven’t actually lost anything. You don’t have a -10% xp penalty. You’re just envious of a feature a portion of the community access but you have chosen not to access. Don’t be envious. You’re not an orc; green doesn’t suit you. =(
The small benefits are there for the taking with just two clicks of a button, and are just as easy to disable if you fancy a break. You just have to embrace the chaos.