Quote from Torhal..... and certainly didn't happen on patch day.
Wierd, because I was downloading mods from files.wowace.com just this morning. The main announcement was only posted a week ago.
If it wasn't rushed to avoid the most certain influx of patch day traffic, I could understand the desire to avoid that issue again. (which was a big part of the problem is the first place)
If it wasn't rushed, then I'd have to disagree with "not sprung" part.