You guys sounds like the battered spouses of Blizzard group.
I'm having a blast with Panderia, yea I have dailies to do and in order to finish the story line you need to reach certain reputation points but it is like any other game.
You can't start a game and get to the end right away, you need to put in time.
Some of the dailies are super fun, like the training in the tiger temple. Well i won't go into detail since you guys won't ever play it.
And you don't HAVE to play even if you got a full year of wow from the annual pass, just let it rot away if wow is so "evil".