You wrote the following, take another look at it please, "we don't want to try to enjoy a broken game". Is it broke? Really? Some members in world 1 didn't think their world was.
worlds != game.
World1 was the first love, nobody wanted it shut down. It's like loving someone in spite of their many flaws. The players loved the nostalgia, the chars that used to play, it gave them warm fuzzies. I'm sure if you asked them, they'd take ver1 and 5000 chars over what it was during the recent years.
The game as a whole is broken. The core, the fundamentals. The inside is rotting and they keep us distracted by non-stop events and click-click tasks. The game used to be well-thought out decisions, a long slow build of your char over time. In other words, it was a challenge. The game now is just pay to get the best gear, level it up, and not have to think about anything.
Another world opens, another three will drift off into barren wastelands.