Should WoW’s garrisons count as “housing”?

According to the blizzard, the upcoming garrison will grant an upgradeable town to every World of Warcraft player. When it comes to the discussion of the upcoming garrison feature, someone scoffs that it’s not housing and shouldn’t  be considered such. As for Matt Rossi, a WoW insider, he wrote that the garrison system seemed more like “bringing the RTS whole 'construct a base, generate resources, use them for battle' game play into the MMO” than like traditional houses which just doesn’t fit the fantasy of a grim conflict and of a war between ideologies.

How about you? Are you looking forward to garrisons?