The infamous blue poster claimed that Blizzard strives to hit both of those targets. But he admitted that isn't always what happens: "it is also realistic to choose one as the higher priority goal." Blizzard set their target for making all specs viable during WoTLK. Although GC doesn't feel that this worked 100% he did suggest that it had some success: "overall we've had a lot of success there relative to past seasons. The LK seasons have been pretty diverse."
Moving forward into the Cataclysm expansion, Ghostcrawler said that this design is the reason behind the focus on battelgrounds. "They put less emphasis on the class composition of the teams and more on the coordination of the team," he said. Quite how true that is remains to be scene but he did go onto qualify it somewhat:
Never the less, the fact that a forum thread about PvP balance was directed into battleground talk is alarming to arena fans. However, Blizzard has previously stated that "battleground focus" is not the same as completely ignoring arenas.
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