Not many hardcore players saw it that way, most could afford WoW... I thought RS had much more capability than WoW did, WoW was just hack and slash all of the way, while RS had some other stuff to it, it also had some solidly awesome quests that WoW REALLY lacks.
WoW Sucks in my opinion, don't take it personal, I had real problems with it
I maxed out cooking, because I was jealous of people with Skill capes, but I eventually got over it and got my Quest cape
I sure do wish I got my Attack Cape though... I'm two levels off, and I have a 3 month card
And Iron ore made you bank I remember mining like a Chinese Laborer getting ores to sell to the high leveled smithers in Falador
In my later days, I just beat all of the quests, and nolifed in Kuradal's dungeon... had some interesting conversations