My wife started playing almost 8 months before me 2 months into Wrath on a new player server. She played, I spent my evenings looking up quests on Thotbot.
She had a couple of friends, a Hunter, a Mage, and a Paly, she had a Warrior. They use to ride to dungeons, and go in kill things, eat and bandage up between fights, and somehow managed to get them done.
So when she needed a new computer to play, I got the hand me down, funny calling a $1500 gaming computer a hand me down, and they convinced me to roll up a healer. Now in my D&D days I always played a druid, but the hunter had a druid, so they told me I should play a priest, cause they stand back and do heals, they could get me through some higher level dungeons and I could level fast.
Eventually I was within 8 levels of them, about the time patch 3.3 came out, they were 80's in a raiding guild, I was burned out on following around tossing heals as fast as I could. So I read Shadow was getting some love, and I switched.
Since then I have done a lot on my little priest. Finished Wrath about a week after Cata came out, and Now I have cleared everything in Cata prior to the end. In Mists I hope to maybe try some heroics. The game is not easy for me, I learned to play video games when the Atari 2600 was state of the art.
My wife and I play WoW almost every night, we even raid together which makes call outs pretty easy, especially when she is running low on mana since now "She" is the healer on her Shammy.
We love the game, we love the people.