TL;DR The game isn't being dumbed down. People complain that their LFR runs are full of undergeared, un-re-forged, un-gemmed, un-glyphed alts and then they complain that Blizzard simplify the game so that those very same alts are more level with them. You can't win!
I am 40 years old and live in England. I have played Warcrack since January 2006. I play a Human Paladin(90), a Gnome Warlock(85), Dranei Shaman(85) and a Night Elf Rogue(62) as well as numerous alts.
I am a wannabe Tankadin trapped in a Holydins body. One day I will escape again!
Mount Hyjal (5/5) Rage - Farm AnEnema - Farm Kaz'RogerRoger - Down 1st Try Az'Gallore - Down 1st Day ArchiMonkey - DOWN!!! (All pre-patch 3.0.2)
Black Temple (9/9) Najentus - Farm Supremus - Farm Shade - Farm Teron Gorefiend - Down (Patch 3.0.2) GrrrTog Bloodboil - Down Reliquary of Shoals - Down Mother Shiraz - Down Illidari Council - Down Illidan Stormrage - Dead!!!!
Sunwell Plateau (0/?) LOL!!
* I have not been present at all boss killings so this is the guild total.