Is history any less real because it may have never happened?
Think of it this way. We are arguing about a minor point of the history of Azeroth, whether or not the ability of the undead to summon frostworms implied any widespread loyalty to the undead remnant by the dragons, and the implications this could have as the lands held by the undead are recovered and resettled. A matter of high speculation, but with far reaching geopolitical consequences. And a stranger walks up and asks why we are wasting our time debating the history that never happened and the future that cannot be of a land that never existed. Why, he asks, do we not turn that level insight and analysis to the problems of the world today work on the geopolitical consequences of the collapse of the Argentine economy, for instance.
And what is the answer, besides a rather polite