Yeah, you're telling me you would hire a doctor who plays WoW over one that doesn't if the decision was up to you? WoW can be as bad of an addiction for people as heroin (some, definitely not all, but we are categorized as the same as these people) Hiring people who avidly play games is a risk, and should not be put out in the open. I'm saying this as someone who is completely neutral too, because I have a common name, I don't play WoW, and in all honesty the change wouldn't make the forums uncomfortable for me personally. But I still feel what they're doing is wrong.
I for one am in a profession that it might be frowned upon to be a gamer. I'm a school teacher, but I couldn't care less about who disapproves of this. I love that I'm a gamer, I have been since I can remember. I'm also a "self proclaimed" avid gamer which is even better. I play (or played until recently) WoW, I cant wait for SC2 later this month, and I can't even explain how excited I am about D3, Halo Reach is right around the corner... the list goes on. I have Halo posters and figurines in my classroom and if anything it actually helps me connect with the kids. I love it when they come in wanting to brag about some "awesome" thing that happened on their game. So, back to my point... if we are expected to be closeted by a supposed "gaming addiction" then I'll be the first to come out... I'm a gaming addict. As so far as the RealID goes. Its not terribly hard to create a Bnet account under a different name. I do tend to think that this is a bad decision by Blizzard, but we've all seem them start rolling the wheel before and we all know it doesn't stop easily, for example, remember all the "D3 Art-style petitions?" Ya... those really worked. So, go create a pen name, go by that and all is well in the world.