perhaps you were not around for Aion, GW2, AA Unleashed, ESO launches to name a few.
i personally spent over 24 hours on a queue to be kicked out when i got >100 in the Queue on Launch day of Aion. GW2 launch day servers didnt stay up for more than 3 hours at a time. ESO was just crap all around on launch day.
as for 30 years of gaming, sure, but not 30 yrs of MMO gaming, cause even Netropolis was only 23 years ago, and it was one of the first. followed by EVE and EQ.