WTF Blizzard? Seriously…you wanted to start this great thing with finally making battlegrounds matter in Cataclysm and then you go and pull this shit. 10 vs. 10 rated BGs is just another frickin arena bracket at this point with Twin Peaks, Warsong Gulch, and Battle of Gilneas as the arenas. It is basically objective based arenas.
On top of that, your explanation as to why you are doing this is shit. “People don’t play 15 vs. 15 brackets.” Yeah, it is the same reason why most guilds don’t run 25 man PvE content anymore. What’s the point of it? You get the same rewards for running 10 mans so whats the point. If you were smart, you could do 10 vs. 10 or 15 vs. 15 rated battlegrounds every week. It will be just like some guilds that prefer to run 25 man PvE content. Some rated BGs groups will run 15 vs. 15 all the time if given the chance. However, you just took that chance away. Hell, throw 25 vs. 25 back in the mix and give us some Alterac Valley and Isle of Conquest rated BGs. I know my guild would do it in a heartbeat.
This has pretty much destroyed any desire to do rated BGs anymore. Yes, they are going to modify Alterac Valley, Eye of the Storm, and Strands of the Ancients to fit 10 mans. I will continue doing it to improve my rating, but I just want to let you know that this is bullshit. And every major content patch in Cataclysm better include a new BG. I personally wouldn’t mind an underwater BG in Vashj’ir. It would be an interesting mechanic at least.
But for the love of God, open up 15 vs. 15 to an every week option. That way, on nights were we are having trouble getting 15 people on to run rated, we can run 10’s, just like the PvE raiders can do now. I thought when the announcements for Cataclysm came across, they were finally taking PvP seriously. Unfotunately, right now, I see that is not the case at all.