I didn't say I disagree with that, it's just my opinion that loosing a few battles on the way is part of the game.
Probably the most irritating though. I remember that often, bands of one group or the other (Horde or Alliance) would camp out in newbie country and terrorize the lower levels. The only real fun came when the area flooded with dozens of top levels on both sides. But for newbs questing and farming it really sucked