I always felt that the initial premise painted for the Night elves at the start of World of WarCraft had a whole lot of potential going for it. A very rigid and traditionalist society still reeling from the loss of Nordrassil and all it offered and represented, challenged by Fandral Staghelm and his supporters who felt that the world owed them for all their sacrifice, and beyond that there were all the young rebels who simply could not wait to get away from a society mired in ancient tradition. Unfortunately, none of these stories were ever really explored in the narrative, and I think that’s a significant loss.
Also, since I was suggested linking it here in case people might otherwise miss it, I concocted a… well, shall we say a glimpse into one possible future, available here. Do bear in mind that the events of the Cataclysm are at least some five years ahead of when Beyond the Tree itself is set, and not something I’m planning to address directly. This all said, I guess I’m not entirely opposed to offering glimpses of where they might eventually end up after all of this is over.