I just ran Kvasira through Stratholme, helping a guildy who has never been there before.
That or they just wanted a shot at the Baron's Mount. Who knows?
Either way... so much fun.
Now, a new level 80 5-man dungeon in the Caverns of Time, brings Stratholme back to the leading edge of dungeon crawling fun.
Now, I have never played WCIII, so I don't know the full storyline. What I do know of it is that Stratholme was infected by the plague and Arthas didn't want the city to become a bastion of the Scourge. So he ordered it purged and when Uther said 'No way, psycho-boy', Arthas did it himself. (And took the first step down the path that led him to become the Lich King. (Similar to Anakin Skywalker slaughtering a whole bunch of poor innocent Tusken Raiders just going about being all tusken raidery as being his first step down the road to the Dark Side.))
What I'm a little uncomfortable with, but will try at least once (or as many times as it takes to get whatever loot I want from the instance.) is the idea that I'm part of the purge, because not everyone in Stratholme is undead and evil? Surely some people were innocent. I'd be very upset if the game had me killing poor innocent people who weren't infested and who were just trying to survive.
There are restless souls in Stratholme of today. I don't want to be part of what put them there.