The even bigger problem, which people are complaining about, is that Blizzard is cutting out all the businesses that could potentially sell the full game client. The lost revenue for small to medium business is pretty substantial.
I don't know all the details, so this may be completely inaccurate. I read something about it today and was pretty disappointed in their poor choice of economy stimulation considering they're one of the biggest game developers out there.
If you want to be a chick, a dude, a tent, or a velociraptor be my guest, but if you choose the last one you bet your ass I will have a spaz-12 to your face.