The site WoWinsider recently got the chance to chat with Tom Chilton about the state of the World of Warcraft. They talked about recent changes in patch 3.1 and upcoming changes that will come in 3.2.
WoW Insider: Blizzard seem to be treating each major patch as more of a mini expansion, what are the reasons for this?
Tom Chilton: I would say the biggest reason is because we're always pushing ourselves to do as much as we can in every patch. We're never really satisfied with what we have in the patch versus what we didn't have. Maybe the developers get a little out of control - but in a good way as that's good for players. More than anything else we want to make sure that in a patch we have content for everyone.
You can find the rest of the article here.