Which server? This doesn't mean it was an isolated incident. It happened only in a small amount compared to other servers. I was on WOW TBC Gold Bloodsail towards the end, but I was on Thalnos Benediction, benediction and mankrik before that. Mankrik on Horde. Alliance on the other three. Bloodsail was less troubled than other servers. We had people coming to our server to pick mats for the ah for sale to other servers.
With no wbuffs or harder raid bosses can definitely provide the challenge higher than the standard. A lot of people have complained about MMC being ridiculed as a joke. It seems that this has been resolved to a degree. They also claim to cheap Burning Crusade Classic Gold have fixed the issue of mage boosting. This will enhance world interaction and leveling experience.