Elnia at the pink pigtail inn posted recently about Heirlooms, and the reason she finds them distasteful.
As I say in the title, the only thing I can really say to that is: This
Okay, that's not true. I do have more to say.
The other thing I have to say is this: Northrend is like a sodding great bowl of sprouts.
The reason Cold Weather Flying exists at all is because Blizzard didn't want people to "skip over" the content in Northrend. In 3.2 you'll be able to buy a Tome of Cold Weather Flying which will give you the option to ... umm ... fly in Northrend thereby skipping over all of the content.
But it's okay! Because you can only buy it at level 80!
Which means it will only be available to people who have already "experienced" the "content".
I've said this a lot, I'll say it again.
Fuck you, Blizzard.
I am not a fucking six year old. I am not in fucking primary school. I am a fucking adult and I can make my own fucking decisions.
I really like experiencing the content. I'm a complete altaholic, I recently rolled a Dwarvish Hunter in order to experience the low-level Alliance content in an exciting new way (with guns!). I do not need to be *forced* to experience the content. I do not need to prove myself by grinding my way to Eighty.
Either the leveling content is an important part of the game, or it's a speedbump on the way to eighty. If it's a speedbump, then ditch it. Let everybody fly in Northrend so they can get to endgame faster. Or alternatively if the content is good enough that it's worth experiencing on its own merits then - well let us fly through it anyway and we'll stop and experience the content in our own sweet time when we think it deserves it. But for fuck's sake Blizzard, stop treating me like I need to get to level 80 before I'm qualified to decide how I want to play the game.