I do wish people would stop giving WoW credit for every idea any MMO has ever come up with. WoW probably was the first to do a few things, but the main thing WoW did right was stealing almost every great idea any other MMO ever had. Auto-follow was around long before WoW.
That said, almost all games have auto-follow and you are totally right that we folks do want auto-follow. If your game is made with technology created after 1990 it should have auto-follow in it. It is a simple concept in almost every MMO in existence. The idea that a person that went afk should not be allowed to stay with the group is silly.
I dont want autofollow unless I can kill people with it like I could in SWG
The ANTI-Realms FANBOI NUKE THE REALMS ITS THE ONLY REAL WAY TO BE SURE