In an interview with WarCry VP of Game Design, Rob Pardo, said that arenas were a mistake... the biggest one in WoW's history. All I can say is ... ABOUT DAMN TIME! He goes on to say how hard it has been to maintain balance with arena around and that it is causing more headaches than it is worth.
I am now looking forward to a day I thought might not come. Arenas are already on the decline and maybe soon they will be removed all together.